Releases

As of July 2015, the Economic and Revenue Reports have been discontinued. They are now included in the Monthly Trend Reports.

IFO Releases

Budget Hearing Packet for Appropriations Committees

February 16, 2017 | Other Documents and Requests

The IFO has compiled information for the House and Senate Appropriations Committees in advance of its scheduled testimony on Tuesday, February 21. 

The hearing packet contains a brief background on the Independent Fiscal Office and its responsibilities, along with a list of the reports and analyses published since January 2016. It also provides data regarding the economic and revenue outlook, demographics, pensions, and natural gas. 

 

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PFBC Wage Contract Analysis

February 02, 2017 | Other Documents and Requests

Section 604-B(a)(8) of Act 100 of 2016 (Act of July 20, 2016, P.L. 849, No. 100) requires the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) to:

Provide a cost analysis for the current fiscal year and remaining subsequent fiscal years of the impact of each proposed collective bargaining agreement under the jurisdiction of the Governor prior to execution, including the costs to cover public employee wages, benefits, pensions and working conditions that have been reduced in writing under section 701 of the act of July 23, 1970 (P.L. 563, No. 195), known as the Public Employe Relations Act.

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Analysis of Recent Collective Bargaining Agreements

January 12, 2017 | Other Documents and Requests

Pursuant to section 604-B(a)(8) of the Administrative Code of 1929, the Independent Fiscal Office has prepared a cost analysis of the collective bargaining agreements between the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the following six unions:

  1. Correctional Institution Vocational Education Association (CIVEA)

  2. Federation of State Cultural and Educational Professionals (FOSCEP)

  3. Office and Professional Employees International Union (OPEIU), Healthcare Pennsylvania

  4. PA State Education Association (PSEA), Non-Tenured Teachers

  5. Service Employees International Union (SEIU), Healthcare Pennsylvania

  6. United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)

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SEIU Wage Contract Analysis

September 27, 2016 | Other Documents and Requests

Section 604-B(a)(8) of Act 100 of 2016 (Act of July 20, 2016, P.L. 849, No. 100) requires the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) to:

Provide a cost analysis for the current fiscal year and remaining subsequent fiscal years of the impact of each proposed collective bargaining agreement under the jurisdiction of the Governor prior to execution, including the costs to cover public employee wages, benefits, pensions and working conditions that have been reduced in writing under section 701 of the act of July 23, 1970 (P.L. 563, No. 195), known as the Public Employe Relations Act.

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AFSCME Wage Contract Analysis

September 27, 2016 | Other Documents and Requests

Section 604-B(a)(8) of Act 100 of 2016 (Act of July 20, 2016, P.L. 849, No. 100) requires the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) to:

Provide a cost analysis for the current fiscal year and remaining subsequent fiscal years of the impact of each proposed collective bargaining agreement under the jurisdiction of the Governor prior to execution, including the costs to cover public employee wages, benefits, pensions and working conditions that have been reduced in writing under section 701 of the act of July 23, 1970 (P.L. 563, No. 195), known as the Public Employe Relations Act.

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Analysis of Executive Order 2016-02

May 12, 2016 | Other Documents and Requests

Letter responding to a request from Representatives Gingrich and Grove to examine the fiscal implications of Executive Order 2016-02 (May 2016).

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Testimony by Director Matthew Knittel regarding proposed changes to personal income and sales tax

June 10, 2015 | Other Documents and Requests

Testimony by Director Matthew Knittel regarding changes to the personal income and sales taxes proposed in the Executive Budget.  The information was presented at a public hearing conducted by the Senate Finance Committee (June 2015).

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Testimony by Director Matthew Knittel regarding a proposed severance tax

June 01, 2015 | Other Documents and Requests

Testimony by Director Matthew Knittel regarding a proposed severance tax . The information was presented at a public hearing conducted by the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy and Finance Committees (June 2015).

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Analysis of a Statewide Financial Transactions Tax

May 15, 2015 | Other Documents and Requests

Letter discussing issues that should be considered when evaluating a potential state-level tax on the transfer of securities (May 2015). The office was asked to discuss the viability of the tax and identify any benefits or detriments associated with it. 

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