Economics and Other

IFO Releases

SNAP Emergency Allotments End in February

January 27, 2023 | Economics and Other

The IFO posted a research brief that is the first in a series that examines the end or phase-out of various programs tied to the federal public health emergency that will impact the state economy. The brief quantifies the impact from the end of SNAP emergency allotments in February 2023.

This research brief was reposted on February 2, 2023 to change the 2023 summer benefit to $120 per child.

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Analysis of Proposed Changes to State Motor Fuel Taxes

January 26, 2023 | Economics and Other

The IFO published a letter in response to a request from Chairman Grove for a static and dynamic analysis of proposed changes to state motor fuel taxes. The proposal would reduce those taxes and replace lost revenues with motor vehicle sales and use taxes.

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Post-Pandemic Gasoline Consumption

January 05, 2023 | Economics and Other

The IFO published a research brief on the decline in Pennsylvania gasoline consumption resulting from recent trends in remote working and higher gasoline prices. Reduced consumption means less funding for road and bridge construction, as gasoline taxes fund 55% of those projects.

Tags: brief, consumption, gasoline, research

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PA Population Contracts Since 2020

January 04, 2023 | Economics and Other

The IFO published a research brief that uses the latest Census data to rank states based on net migration between states since 2020. During the past two years, Pennsylvania recorded a net domestic outflow of 16,220. Relative to state population, the net outflow caused state population to contract by 0.1%, which ranked 29th across all states.

Tags: contraction, pennsylvania, population

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