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Senate Budget Hearing Request

The Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) responded to several questions raised at the office's budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee. The questions relate to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment based on gender, net domestic migration for Pennsylvania and border states, and education sector employment for Pennsylvania and border states.

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House Budget Hearing Request

The IFO responded to a question raised at the office’s budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee. The question was related to the indirect costs associated with state marijuana legalization that may not be reflected in official revenue estimates.

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Budget Hearings Packet for Appropriations Committees

The Independent Fiscal Office submitted materials to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees ahead of its scheduled budget hearings. This packet examines the minimum wage, personal and corporate income tax and other proposals included in the FY 2021-22 Executive Budget.

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Senate Budget Hearing Request

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

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House Budget Hearing Request

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

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Senate Budget hearing Request

The Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) responded to several questions raised at the office's budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee. The questions relate to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment based on gender, net domestic migration for Pennsylvania and border states, and education sector employment for Pennsylvania and border states.

04/09/2021

House Budget hearing Request

The IFO responded to a question raised at the office’s budget hearing before the House Appropriations Committee. The question was related to the indirect costs associated with state marijuana legalization that may not be reflected in official revenue estimates.

03/23/2021

Testimony on Minimum Wage

Director Matt Knittel made a brief presentation to the House Commerce Committee on the proposal to raise the minimum wage. The hearing was originally scheduled for February 16, 2021 but was rescheduled to March 11, 2021.

03/11/2021

Budget hearings Packet for Appropriations Committees

The Independent Fiscal Office submitted materials to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees ahead of its scheduled budget hearings. This packet examines the minimum wage, personal and corporate income tax and other proposals included in the FY 2021-22 Executive Budget.

03/04/2021

Senate Budget hearing Request

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

03/11/2020

House Budget hearing Request

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

03/11/2020

Budget hearings Packet for Appropriations Committees

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

02/14/2020

Performance-Based Budget Board hearings Agenda- Year 2

The IFO has posted the agenda for upcoming performance-based budget and tax credit review hearings.

01/21/2020

Special Fund Receipts and Disbursements and Ambulatory Surgical Center Assessment

The Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) responded to questions raised at the office's budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee. A committee member asked for an update to a February 12, 2018 report on the receipts and disbursements of certain special funds and information on how Pennsylvania compares to other states with regard to the use of special funds. Another committee member asked about the proposed ambulatory surgical center assessment for the Department of Human Services (DHS).

03/13/2019

Budget hearings Packet For Appropriations Committees

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

02/11/2019

Performance-Based Budget Board hearings Agenda- Revised

The IFO has posted a revised agenda for the upcoming performance-based budget and tax credit review hearings.

01/22/2019

Performance-Based Budget Board hearings Agenda

The IFO has posted the agenda for upcoming performance-based budget and tax credit review hearings.

01/16/2019

Performance-Based Budget Board hearings Schedule

The IFO has posted the schedule for upcoming performance-based budget and tax credit review hearings.

12/14/2018

Owner-Occupied Housing Units by Age of Householder - a Multi-Jurisdiction Comparison

The Independent Fiscal Office responded to a question raised at the office's recent budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee. A committee member asked how Pennsylvania compares to other states regarding the share of owner-occupied households in which the homeowner is age 60 or over. The response includes multi-jurisdiction comparisons for householders who are age 60 or over, age 65 or over and age 75 or over. 

03/12/2018

Budget hearings Packet for Appropriations Committees

The Independent Fiscal Office submitted material to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees in advance of its scheduled budget hearings on Tuesday, February 20.  The hearings 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 2017. It also provides data regarding the economic and revenue outlook, demographics, pensions, and natural gas. Testimony Supplemental Table

02/16/2018

IFO State Government Committee hearing

Director Matthew Knittel will testify in front of the House of Representatives’ State Government Committee to provide the committee with information regarding the IFO’s administration of laws under the jurisdiction of the State Government Committee.

08/30/2017

Senate Budget hearing Requests

The IFO provided additional information to members of the Senate Appropriations Committee in response to requests made at its recent budget hearing

03/10/2017

House Budget hearing Requests

The IFO provided additional information to members of the House Appropriations Committee in response to requests made at its recent budget hearing

03/10/2017

ISSU & PSSU Wage Contracts Analysis

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 unions: Independent State Stores Union (ISSU) Pennsylvania Social Services Union (PSSU), hearing Officers

03/08/2017

Department of Corrections Performance Measures

At the request of the General Assembly, the IFO has published a performance measurement report for the Department of Corrections (DOC) in advance of the agency’s budget hearings. The report includes agency cost-drivers, performance metrics and multi-state comparisons. The DOC report arises from the IFO’s 2016 report, “Using Performance Measures in the State Budget,” in which the office outlined options for performance measurement and provided a prototype report that could be integrated into the state budget process and utilized during annual budget hearings.

02/27/2017

Budget hearing Packet for Appropriations Committees

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.    Download a version for optimized web viewing

02/16/2017

Using Performance Measures in the State Budget

Discusses performance-based budgeting and how it could be integrated into Pennsylvania's budget process. Highlights how other states are effectively using performance measures in their budget systems. Includes a prototype report which could be used in agency budget hearings and provides a method for quick integration.

09/19/2016

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

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).

06/10/2015

Testimony by Director Matthew Knittel regarding a proposed severance tax

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).

06/01/2015

ACN_SB1071_A10803_text.pdf

procedure) or any other provision of law, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction to do as follows: (1) hear any claim of contract impairment for failure to pay certified contributions; (2) render a declaratory judgment or take such other a), 8346(a), (a.1), (b), (b.1)(1) and (d)(1) and (2), 8347(a) and (b) and 8349 heading, (a) and (b) of Title 24 are amended to read: § 8345. Member's options. (a) General rule.--Any Class T-

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PBB_2020_DHS_REPORT_Final_Updated.pdf

submit plans to the PBB Board for review and approval. The PBB Board reviews plans at a public hearing at which agency heads or their representative must attend to offer additional explanations if requested. The PBB Board has 45 days after submission to approve or

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2013_special_report_funding_and_reforming_public_employee_retirement_systems.pdf

addition, the Commission issued an open call for interested parties to express their ideas, and conducted a series of public hearings in the autumn of 2012 for that purpose.On behalf of the Commission, I hereby submit the attached report for and the nature and effect of reform efforts undertaken in other jurisdictions. The Commission further conducted a series of public hearings and invited the participation of any person or organization with an interest in this issue and solicited their suggestions for

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Independent Fiscal Office

to the Senate Majority Policy Committee on the impact of COVID-19 on the state economy. ... (Full Report) Senate Budget Hearing Request News Stand & Other April 09, 2021 The Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) responded to several questions raised at the office's budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee. The questions relate to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment based on

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Revenue-Proposal-Analysis-2020-04.pdf

actual tax liability. 15 See pages 1 and 17 from DOR written responses to FY 2020-21 Budget Hearing Questions, February 28, 2020, https://www.pahouse.com/files/BudgetHearingTestimony/2020-21/03-09/REV_BdgHearingResponse_022820.pdf. Tax and Revenue Proposals | Page 11 543% Total 120,940 100% 2,359 1,821 3,037 29% Source: Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, Budget Hearing Responses, February 28, 2020. Table 1.7 Pennsylvania DOR Estimated Winners/Losers Note: Figures in dollar millions. Combined Reporting (CR) Only and

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PBB_2019_PCCD_Report.pdf

submit plans to the PBB Board for review and approval. The PBB Board reviews plans at a public hearing at which agency heads or their representative must attend to offer additional explanations if requested. The PBB Board has 45 days after submission to approve or

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Releases

to the Senate Majority Policy Committee on the impact of COVID-19 on the state economy. Tags: coronavirus , economy , presentation Full Report Senate Budget Hearing Request April 09, 2021 | News Stand & Other The Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) responded to several questions raised at the office's budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee. The questions relate to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment based on

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PBB Board Hearing Agenda- January 2019.pdf

717) 787-1349 Phone www.senatorbrowne.com John Guyer, Executive Director Tom Horan, Assistant Executive Director Performance-Based Budget Board Hearings Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Hearing Room 1, North Office Building 401 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 10:00am - 10:05am Call to Order/Opening Remarks Secretary

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2006_surviving_spouse_healthcare_study.pdf

REHP Aging Agriculture Attorney General Auditor General Banking Civil Service Commission Community & Economic Development Conservation & Natural Resources Corrections Education Environmental Hearing Board Environmental Protection Executive Offices Fish and Boat Commission Game Commission General Services Governor's Office Health Health Care Cost MHMO plan. In some cases, the MHMO plan may provide additional benefits, including immunizations, routine dental and vision care, and hearing aids. As an incentive for reducing the Commonwealth’s retiree health coverage costs, retirees with Commonwealth-subsidized health insurance receive

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PBB_2019_JCJC_Report.pdf

submit plans to the PBB Board for review and approval. The PBB Board reviews plans at a public hearing at which agency heads or their representative must attend to offer additional explanations if requested. The PBB Board has 45 days after submission to approve or

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PBB_2019_Criminal_Justice_Report.pdf

submit plans to the PBB Board for review and approval. The PBB Board reviews plans at a public hearing at which agency heads or their representative must attend to offer additional explanations if requested. The PBB Board has 45 days after submission to approve or

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IFO_Hearing_Packet_Feb2018.pdf

of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees: Thank you for the opportunity to submit materials in advance of the budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). The 2018-2019 Governor’s Executive Budget proposes an appropriation of $2.226 million the office, the same amount appropriated for the current year. In addition to questions about the IFO’s budget, past hearings have included wide-ranging discussions regarding Pennsylvania’s economic outlook, labor market, revenue collections, demographics, long-term fiscal outlook and

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Single-Use Plastics Report-2020_06.pdf

feedstock is removed from the natural gas stream and then transported to a cracker plant, where it is heated and “cracked” into ethylene. This ethylene is then converted to usable products, the most common of which is polyeth- ylene. 66 This This product is commonly known under the trademarked brand “Styrofoam.” EPS foam food products are sturdier and more heat-resistant than paper and plastic alternatives, and do not lose their shape when holding hot beverages or food products. It is a

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Senate_Appropriations_Committee_Response_Letter_2021.pdf

Dear Chairman Browne: This letter and the attached tables respond to requests for additional information raised at the recent budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). Senator Schwank asked about job loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic by gender in the education sector and the impact of immigration on the state economy. Page 9 of the IFO’s budget hearings packet contains total net domestic migration trends by state from the U.S. Census Bureau from 2011 through 2019. As

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PBB_2020_DOH_REPORT_Final_Update.pdf

submit plans to the PBB Board for review and approval. The PBB Board reviews plans at a public hearing at which agency heads or their representative must attend to offer additional explanations if requested. The PBB Board has 45 days after submission to approve or

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PBB-Board-Hearings-Schedule-2019.pdf

Performance-Based Budget Board Hearings Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Thursday, January 24, 2019 10:00 A.M. - 12:00 P.M. Schedule Change: 10:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. Hearing Room 1- NOB meetings rescheduled Hearing Room 1- NOB Department of Corrections Tax Credit Reviews: Pennsylvania Board of Probation and

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PBB-Board-Hearing-Agenda-January 2019-Revised.pdf

717) 787-1349 Phone www.senatorbrowne.com John Guyer, Executive Director Tom Horan, Assistant Executive Director Performance-Based Budget Board Hearings Tuesday, January 22, 2019 Hearing Room 1, North Office Building 401 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 10:00am - 10:05am Call to Order/Opening Remarks Secretary

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Budget Hearings Packet.pdf

of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees: Thank you for the opportunity to submit materials in advance of the budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). The 2017-2018 Governor’s Executive Budget proposed an appropriation of $2.076 million the office, the same amount appropriated for the current year. In addition to questions about the IFO’s budget, past hearings have included wide-ranging discussions regarding Pennsylvania’s economic and consumer outlook, labor market, revenue collections, demographics, long-term fiscal

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Budget Hearings Packet- Web Version.pdf

of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees: Thank you for the opportunity to submit materials in advance of the budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). The 2017-2018 Governor’s Executive Budget proposed an appropriation of $2.076 million the office, the same amount appropriated for the current year. In addition to questions about the IFO’s budget, past hearings have included wide-ranging discussions regarding Pennsylvania’s economic and consumer outlook, labor market, revenue collections, demographics, long-term fiscal

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2020 PBB Agenda.pdf

Performance‐Based Budget Board Hearings Wednesday, January 22, 2020 Hearing Room 1, North Office Building 401 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 9:30 am – 9:35 am Call to Order/Opening

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PBB_2020_DEP_Report.pdf

submit plans to the PBB Board for review and approval. The PBB Board reviews plans at a public hearing at which agency heads or their representative must attend to offer additional explanations if requested. The PBB Board has 45 days after submission to approve or

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PBB_2020_DCED_REPORT.pdf

submit plans to the PBB Board for review and approval. The PBB Board reviews plans at a public hearing at which agency heads or their representative must attend to offer additional explanations if requested. The PBB Board has 45 days after submission to approve or

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PBB_2019_DOBS_Report.pdf

submit plans to the PBB Board for review and approval. The PBB Board reviews plans at a public hearing at which agency heads or their representative must attend to offer additional explanations if requested. The PBB Board has 45 days after submission to approve or

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PBB_2019_DGS_Report.pdf

submit plans to the PBB Board for review and approval. The PBB Board reviews plans at a public hearing at which agency heads or their representative must attend to offer additional explanations if requested. The PBB Board has 45 days after submission to approve or

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IFO_Testimony_Min_Wage_Feb_16_2021.pdf

Hearing on Impact of Minimum Wage Increase in Pennsylvania House Commerce Committee February 16, 2021 Matthew Knittel | Director | Independent Fiscal Office Good morning Chairman Roae, Chairman Galloway and members of the committee. I appreciate the opportunity to submit material for this hearing. This submission includes five tables that are also included in the hearings packet transmitted by the IFO to the House

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IFO_Hearing_Packet_Feb2019.pdf

of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees: Thank you for the opportunity to submit materials in advance of the budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). The 2019-2020 Governor’s Executive Budget proposes an appropriation of $2.293 million the office, the same amount appropriated for the current year. In addition to questions about the IFO’s budget, past hearings have included discussions regarding Pennsylvania’s economic outlook, labor market, revenue collections, demographics, long-term fiscal outlook and energy industry

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House Appropriation Response Letter 2-28-2020.pdf

Building Harrisburg, PA 17120 Dear Chairman Saylor: This letter responds to requests for additional information raised at the recent budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). Representative Grove requested an estimated breakdown of the IFO reviewed wage contracts by department Brief and will be released as a stand-alone report later this spring. As indicated during the IFO’s budget hearing, the office plans to release an analysis of the Executive Budget proposals in late March and will be available for

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Economic_and_Revenue_Update_2021.pdf

and Members of the Senate Appropriations Committee: Thank you for the opportunity to submit materials in advance of the budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). The 2021-2022 Governor’s Executive Budget proposes an appropriation of $2.34 million the office, the same amount appropriated for the current year. In addition to questions about the IFO’s budget, past hearings have included discussions regarding Pennsylvania’s economic outlook, labor market, revenue collections, demographics, long-term fiscal outlook and natural gas

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Economic_and_Revenue_Update_2020.pdf

of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees: Thank you for the opportunity to submit materials in advance of the budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). The 2020-2021 Governor’s Executive Budget proposes an appropriation of $2.34 million the office, the same amount appropriated for the current year. In addition to questions about the IFO’s budget, past hearings have included wide-ranging discussions regarding Pennsylvania’s economic outlook, labor market, revenue collections, demographics, long-term fiscal outlook and

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2007_divestment_complete_report.pdf

Alabama (RSA) 135 South Union Street P.O. Box 2150 Montgomery, AL 36130-2150 (334) 241-0675 Exposure Levels Companies held by RSA with Ties to Terrorist- Sponsoring States: 133 Amount Invested $2,418,088,117.26 Companies held by RSA TOOL” Wall Street Journal July 22, 2007 - 355 - - 356 - - 357 - - 358 - APPENDIX XI FEDERAL LEGISLATION H. R. 2347 H. R. 180 - 359 - - 360 - IIB 110TH CONGRESS 1ST SESSION H. R. 2347 IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES AUGUST 1, 2007

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Senate Budget Hearing Request.pdf

Dear Chairman Browne: This letter responds to a request for additional information raised by Senator Vulakovich at the recent budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). Specifically, Senator Vulakovich inquired about the treatment of corporate net operating losses (NOLs) in NOLs for each state are enclosed. (Please refer to Tables A and B). As indicated during the IFO’s budget hearing, our office plans to release an analysis of the Executive Budget proposals in late March and will be available for

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Senate Appropriations Response Letter 3-6-2020.pdf

Dear Chairman Browne: This letter and the attached tables respond to requests for additional information raised at the recent budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). Senator Hughes noted the recent increase in home mortgage refinances and requested information on Table 5 for an overview of the states offering each type of program. As indicated during the IFO’s budget hearing, the office plans to release an analysis of the Executive Budget proposals in late March and will be available for

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Response-Letter-2-27-2020.pdf

of our analysis as background for Committee members in preparation for the Department of Human Services House Appropriations Committee budget hearing scheduled on March 4, 2020. To the extent that a more comprehensive analysis is needed, we will transmit any additional information within four weeks of the conclusion of the Fiscal Year 2020-21 budget hearings. If this schedule changes, we will contact your office. Child Welfare Program Funding in Pennsylvania For state fiscal year (SFY

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RB_2020_12_PPP_Loans_to_PA_Businesses.pdf

and Ahu Yildirmaz, “An Evaluation of the Paycheck Protection Program Using Administrative Payroll Microdata,” MIT Working Paper (July 2020). 9 Hearing on Preventing Fraud and Abuse of Paycheck Protection Program, House Small Business Subcommittee, October 1, 2020. 10 See https://www 27, the IRS stated that if firms know the amount of expenses that qualify but either (1) have not yet heard back from the lender regarding the status of the application or (2) have not applied by the end of the

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Presentation-2018-10-Performance-Based-Budget-Board.pdf

website.  PBB Board schedules and conducts public meetings to review and approve PBB plans for Year 1 agencies. Agency heads or designee participate in public meetings. Approved plans are published on IFO website.  Governor’s 2019-20 Budget is submitted to General Assembly.  Budget hearings for 2019-20 begin. 12 October 15, 2018 PBB Plan Content  Organized by agency, then by activity: 6 agencies

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PBB_2020_PEMA_REPORT.pdf

submit plans to the PBB Board for review and approval. The PBB Board reviews plans at a public hearing at which agency heads or their representative must attend to offer additional explanations if requested. The PBB Board has 45 days after submission to approve or

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PBB_2020_DOS_REPORT.pdf

submit plans to the PBB Board for review and approval. The PBB Board reviews plans at a public hearing at which agency heads or their representative must attend to offer additional explanations if requested. The PBB Board has 45 days after submission to approve or

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MER-2014-10.pdf

year’s severe winter caused an unusual depletion of underground storage of natural gas, which is the primary fuel for heating in Pennsylvania. During the spring and summer, drillers produced at record vol‐ umes and have replenished that storage to near Additionally, the U.S. Energy Infor‐ mation Administration predicts that this year’s mild‐ er winter should require less residential heating, which will contribute to lower total utility bills. October 2014 Sources: Bentek Energy, U.S. Energy Informa Ÿon Administra Ÿon

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Letter_to_JSGC.pdf

calculation that were not part of the original submission, along with new text, (2) alters certain table titles, sub-section headings and labels and (3) introduces grammatical and typographical errors that were not part of the original submission. The newly created 2017. The IFO’s original submission has been posted to the IFO website. Pages 64 and 68 Original sub-section headings were changed without consultation. Page 72 Table 12 was altered in three respects relative to the original submission. First, the

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Impact-Fee-Update-Outlook-2020.pdf

Energy and the U.S. Energy Information Administration. 1 Weighted average spot price converted to dollars per Mcf using Pennsylvania heat content, net of post- production costs. 2 Market value at the wellhead. Does not include natural gas liquids (NGLs). INDEPENDENT annual ETRs.) 3. Prices are from Bentek Energy, and are converted to dollars per thousand cubic feet using Pennsylvania-specific heat content. 4. Post-production cost estimates for wet and dry wells are informed by investor presentations for several regional producers

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Impact-Fee-Update-Outlook-2019-06.pdf

Energy and the U.S. Energy Information Administration. 1 Weighted average spot price converted to dollars per Mcf using Pennsylvania heat content, net of post- production costs. 2 Market value at the wellhead. Does not include natural gas liquids (NGLs). Independent annual ETRs.) 4. Prices are from Bentek Energy, and are converted to dollars per thousand cubic feet using Pennsylvania-specific heat content. 5. Post-production cost estimates for wet and dry wells are informed by investor presentations for several regional producers

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Impact-Fee-Update-2018-Outlook-2018-06.pdf

and the U.S. En- ergy Information Administration. 1 Weighted average spot price converted to dollars per Mcf using Pennsylvania heat content, net of post-production costs. 2 Market value at the wellhead. Does not include natural gas liquids (NGLs). Independent annual ETRs.) 3. Prices are from Bentek Energy, and are converted to dollars per thousand cubic feet using Pennsylvania-specific heat content. 4. Post-production cost estimates for wet and dry wells are informed by a Range Resources investor presentation. 5

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Impact-Fee-Update-2017-Outlook-2017-07.pdf

and the U.S. En‐ ergy Information Administration. 1 Weighted average spot price converted to dollars per Mcf using Pennsylvania heat content, net of post‐production costs. 2 Market value at the wellhead. Does not include natural gas liquids (NGLs). For ETR.) 3. Prices are from Bentek Energy, and are converted to dollars per thousand cubic feet using Pennsylvania‐speci Ðic heat content. It should be noted that many producers hedge prices for a large share of their production (e.g., swaps

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IFO_Testimony_Feb2018.pdf

Budget Hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office House and Senate Appropriations Committees February 20, 2018 Good morning/afternoon Chairmen and members of opportunity to testify before you today. To provide some context for the packet that has been submitted for this budget hearing, I would like to briefly discuss recent economic and revenue trends, as well the potential impact of the federal Tax

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IFO_Hearing_8-30-2017.pdf

House State Government Committee Informational Hearing: Independent Fiscal Office August 30, 2017 Opening Remarks by Director Matthew Knittel Good morning Mr. Chairman and Members of the appreciate the opportunity to discuss the operations, duties and recent publications of the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) at this informational hearing. The IFO was created by Act 120 of 2010 to provide revenue projections and other budget and economic analysis to

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IFO - Economic and Budget Outlook - January 2012.pdf

from tax include food purchases (not ready-to-eat), most clothing, candy, textbooks, prescription and non- prescription drugs, and residential heating fuels. Most services are also exempt from tax. 11 Research suggests that up to 40 percent of the sales tax include General Government, the Public Library Subsidy, Career and Technical Education, Adult and Family Literacy and Pre-K Counts and Head Start Supplemental Assistance. Those expenditures are extrapolated from the base year using the Pennsylvania CPI and a general demographic growth

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House Budget Hearing Request.pdf

Building Harrisburg, PA 17120 Dear Chairman Saylor: This letter responds to requests for additional information raised at the recent budget hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO). Representative Dunbar asked about the number of states that currently use incremental budgeting. According States, Pennsylvania and surrounding states for the years 2012 through 2014 (latest available). As indicated during the IFO’s budget hearing, the office plans to release an analysis of the Executive Budget proposals in late March and will be available for

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HAC testimony Feb 2019.pdf

Budget Hearing for the Independent Fiscal Office House Appropriations Committee February 11, 2019 Good morning Chairmen and members of the committee. I opportunity to testify before you today. To provide some context for the packet that has been submitted for this budget hearing, I would like to discuss recent economic and revenue trends. I would also like to make some brief comments regarding

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2002_drop_report.pdf

11) The IROP participant is eligible for all benefits payable by the employer as a condition of employment (workers compensation, heart-lung act, insurance policy death benefits, etc.) other than those that are pension- related. - 12 - RECOMMENDATION NO. 4 (CONT’D limited to, benefits under the act 10 of June 28, 1935 (P.L. 477, No. 193), referred to as the Heart and Lung Act, the 11 act of December 5, 1936 (1937 P.L. 2897, No. 1), known as the Unemployment

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2002_dbdc_report.pdf

8,435 2011-12 20,208 5,916 1,120 3,491 651 437 323 8,533 Explanation of Column Headings: Entrants – New Members Enrolled During the Year Superannuation – Members retiring from active service at superannuation age during the year; included 198 1,804 0 2012 7,736 3,880 1,252 234 368 198 1,804 0 Explanation of Column Headings: Entrants – New Members enrolled during the year. Superannuation – Members who retired from active service at normal retirement age (age 50

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Pensions

System (PSERS) into compliance with the following Federal laws: 1) the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 ("HEART Act"); 2) the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 ("USERRA"); and 3) Internal Revenue Code Section 414 bring SERS into compliance with the following Federal laws: 1) the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008 (HEART Act); 2) the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA); and 3) Internal Revenue Code Section 414

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SR2014-03-presentation.pdf

structures are very different between school districts. Districts are restricted from reducing salaries without consent of employee or right to hearing. $31.4 million cost (12% increase) to standardize salaries across a consolidated district based on education and experience. 16

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Smetters_Presentation_Full.pdf

and economy while writing legislation. 2) Regular convening with members, federal agencies and support committees Where is the United States Headed? More Debt Penn Wharton Budget Model 3 Debt has a Snowball Effect on GDP Penn Wharton Budget Model 4 Example

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Revenue-Update-2020-04.pdf

Security Administration. Rebate amounts and phase-out thresholds are as follows: single ($1,200 rebate, $75,000 phase-out begins), head of household ($1,200 and $112,500) and married filing jointly ($2,400 and $150,000). The $10.4 billion

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Revenue-Estimate-2020-05.pdf

Payment amounts and phase-out thresholds are as follows: single ($1,200 rebate, $75,000 phase-out begins), head of household ($1,200 and $112,500) and married filing jointly ($2,400 and $150,000). Each qualified dependent under age 17

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Response_Letter_9_23_2019.pdf

4 State Income Tax Treatment of Retirement Income Note: Reflects Tax Year 2019 maximum allowable deductions for single filer or head of household aged 65 or older. N.A. represents states that have no personal income tax on wages. Where applicable

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RB-2019-01.pdf

trading hubs for the calendar year, converted to dollars per thousand cubic feet ($2.70 for 2018) using Pennsylvania-specific heat content, net of post-production costs ($0.80). Prices are from BENTEK Energy. Post-production cost estimates are based on

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PBB-Tax-Credits-Schedule-2019-05.pdf

3 Aging PA Historical & Museum Commission Agriculture Labor and Industry 5 Drug and Alcohol Programs Insurance Revenue Executive Offices Environmental Hearing Board Conservation and Natural Resources Year Tax Credits 1 Film Production New Jobs Historic Preservation Incentive 2 Research and Development

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Official-Revenue-Estimate-Methodology-2020-6.pdf

is not exempt), most footwear and clothing, textbooks, prescription and non-prescription drugs, sales for resale and residential heating fuels. All government and non-profit purchases are also exempt. Methodology The sales and use tax model is a quarterly cash flow

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Official-Revenue-Estimate-Methodology-2019-06.pdf

is not exempt), most footwear and clothing, textbooks, prescription and non-prescription drugs, sales for resale and residential heating fuels. All government and non-profit purchases are also exempt. Methodology The sales and use tax model is a quarterly cash flow

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Official-Revenue-Estimate-2020-06.pdf

Payment amounts and phase-out thresholds are as follows: single ($1,200 rebate, $75,000 phase-out begins), head of household ($1,200 and $112,500) and married filing jointly ($2,400 and $150,000). Each qualified dependent under age 17

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NGPR_2020_Q3.pdf

will decline for the first time since 2009, largely due to mild weather in early 2020, which reduced demand for heating. Staff Acknowledgements This report was produced by Jesse Bushman and Rachel Flaugh. Questions regarding this report can be directed to

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NGIFE-2018.pdf

trading hubs for the calendar year, converted to dollars per thousand cubic feet ($2.20 for 2017) using Pennsylvania-specific heat content, net of post-production costs ($0.80). Prices are from BENTEK Energy. Post-production cost estimates are based on

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NGIFE-2016.pdf

trading hubs for the calendar year, converted to dollars per thousand cubic feet ($1.56 for 2016) using Pennsylvania-specific heat content, net of post-production costs ($0.87). Prices are from BENTEK Energy. Post-production cost estimates are based on

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NGIFE-2015.pdf

price for the calendar year, converted to dollars per thousand cubic feet ($1.56 for 2015) using Pennsylvania‐ speci Ðic heat content, net of post‐production costs ($0.82). Prices are from BENTEK Energy. Post‐production cost estimates are based on

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NewsStand_2019_October.pdf

report by Harvard University’s Joint Center for Housing Studies finds that between 2012 and 2017 the number of households headed by someone age 65+ jumped from 27 million to 31 million. Nearly 10 million of those households are considered “cost-

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MTR-2016-08.pdf

this phenomenon, as EIA data reveal that roughly one-fifth of PA households use electricity as their primary source of heat. 2 Decreased demand has likely applied downward pressure on recent prices. Average retail prices in the first six months of

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Kling_Presentation.pdf

data visualizations  Conducting outreach Ten Ways CBO Is Transparent 4 CBO CBO’s staff members often testify at Congressional hearings about the agency’s work. CBO also provides public answers to questions from Members of Congress— about the agency’s

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Impact-Fee-Estimate-2019.pdf

trading hubs for the calendar year, converted to dollars per thousand cubic feet ($2.22 for 2019) using Pennsylvania-specific heat content, net of post-production costs ($0.80). Prices are from Bentek Energy. Post-production costs are estimated by the

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GPNP July 10, 2012 final.pdf

FY 2012-13 10.Jul.2012 21 2012 GPNP Conference Summary  It appears that economic growth has downshifted again heading into summer.  A combination of factors are responsible: 1. A warm weather “pull forward” of economic activity into February

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Five_Year_Outlook_2020.pdf

29 percent during CY 2020 due to reduced demand resulting from mild weather in the winter, which reduced demand for heating. That decline was somewhat offset by the impact of COVID-19 mitigation efforts, which increased residential demand for indoor air

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DOC_Performance_Measures_Final.pdf

Chairman Saylor requested that the IFO submit a completed version of the report for the purpose of the DOC budget hearings. Based on that request, the office submits the attached report. The department has reviewed the data contained in the report

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Demographics_Outlook_2020.pdf

to decline as medical advances improve life expec- tancies. For Pennsylvania, the two leading causes of death are heart disease and cancer, and the rates for both causes have declined in recent years. 7 Table 3.3 shows a significant reduction

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Budget_Hearing_Background_Feb2016.pdf

price for the calendar year, converted to dollars per thousand cubic feet ($1.56 for 2015) using Pennsylvania‐ speci Ðic heat content, net of post‐production costs ($0.82). Prices are from BENTEK Energy. Post‐production cost estimates are based on

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2020_Impact_Fee_Estimate.pdf

by producers. 3. Prices are from Bentek Energy, and are converted to dollars per thousand cubic feet using Pennsylvania-specific heat content. 4. Post-production cost estimates for wet and dry wells are informed by investor presentations for several regional producers

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2019_Wage_Contract_Summary_Table.pdf

30/2023 7/2/2020 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.9 PSSU Pennsylvania Social Services Union, Hearing Officers SEIU ​Service Employees International Union, Local 668 7/1/2019 6/30/2023 8/12/2019 25.6 56

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