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COVID-19 Impact on Local Revenues

July 16, 2020 | News Stand & Other

In response to a legislative request, the Independent Fiscal Office examined how the COVID-19 pandemic and mandated business closures could impact local earned income taxes (EIT), property taxes and gaming revenues received by municipalities, counties and school districts for the current year.

Tags: local, revenue

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Economic Impact from Regulation of Single-Use Plastics

June 30, 2020 | News Stand & Other

As required by Act 20 of 2019, this report examines the economic impact from the regulation of single-use plastics. The report considers three types of regulation that have been enacted by other states and local jurisdictions: a ban, a fee and a ban-plus-fee. The report examines potential outcomes if these regulations were implemented statewide for plastic retail bags. The analysis is also extended to a ban on expanded polystyrene foam foodservice products.

Tags: economic, plastics, report

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County Income Patterns

June 10, 2020 | News Stand & Other

This research brief presents four maps that illustrate recent demographic and income trends at the county level. The release highlights population change, personal income growth and per capita figures for all counties of the Commonwealth.

Tags: brief, county, incomes, research

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IFO News Stand - March Edition

March 25, 2020 | News Stand & Other

The March edition of our monthly newsletter - The IFO News Stand. The release includes links to recent articles and reports that provide insight into state or national economic, demographic and fiscal trends. 

Tags: economic, news

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Senate Budget Hearing Request

March 11, 2020 | News Stand & Other

The IFO responded to questions raised at the office's budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee.

Tags: budget, hearing

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House Budget Hearing Request

March 11, 2020 | News Stand & Other

The IFO responded to questions raised at the office's budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee.

Tags: budget, hearing

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Family First Prevention Services Act Preliminary Analysis

March 04, 2020 | News Stand & Other

In response to a legislative request, the IFO conducted a preliminary analysis on the state and county impacts of the Family First Prevention Services Act.

Tags: revenue

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Economic and Budget Update Presentation

February 28, 2020 | News Stand & Other

Director Matthew Knittel gave a presentation at a session of the Pennsylvania Education Policy Fellowship Program regarding the Commonwealth's economic and budget outlook.

Tags: presentation

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IFO News Stand - February Edition

February 20, 2020 | News Stand & Other

The February edition of our monthly newsletter - The IFO News Stand. The release includes links to recent articles and reports that provide insight into state or national economic, demographic and fiscal trends.

Tags: economic, news

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Budget Hearings Packet for Appropriations Committees

February 14, 2020 | News Stand & Other

The Independent Fiscal Office submitted material to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees in advance of its scheduled budget hearings.

Testimony

Tags: economic, revenue

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