Say NO to TABOR, which would be catastrophic for our Commonwealth.

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I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss this action alert, as the amendment could come up for a vote as early as this afternoon! It’s critical that we voice our concern as loud as possible, and as quickly as possible.

Republicans in Harrisburg propose adding the “Taxpayer Bill of Rights” (TABOR) to the Pennsylvania Constitution. Use our action- Stop this now!

We’ve warned about this dangerous amendment before. TABOR would severely limit the growth of government spending in PA by chaining it to the combination of population growth and inflation. if passed, it would put the state budget in a constitutional stranglehold that makes it impossible for the state to EVER fully fund education, higher education, human services, infrastructure, or environmental and climate polices.

TABOR forcing the PA budget to shrink would be catastrophic for Pennsylvania.

This amendment is likely to be brought to the floor of the House of Representatives for a vote as early as TODAY, APRIL 13th. Governor Wolf cannot stop it with his veto pen.

TABOR would get in the way of anything we want our currently underfunded state government to do. And it would undermine our democracy, preventing the people of the state from deciding, through our vote for legislators, how the state spends our money.

Please use this tool to contact your state legislators today— we’ve made it easy to send an email, make a phone call, and recruit your friends to take action!


ADVISORY- TOMORROW- Pittsburgh Budget & Policy Center Releases Brief on how Gainey Administration Can Meet City’s Revenue Needs

ADVISORY- TOMORROW- Pittsburgh Budget & Policy Center Releases Brief on how Gainey Administration Can Meet City’s Revenue Needs

Calls for fairly raising recurring revenue from city’s rich and from city’s largest employer; sustainable solutions for long term

Pittsburgh, PA– Tomorrow at 1PM, ahead of tax day, the Pittsburgh Budget and Policy Center will hold a press briefing to unveil new research that provides a path forward for the Gainey administration and Pittsburgh City Council to fairly raise recurring revenue in the coming year including from Pittsburgh income taxes without needing any new legislation.

WHO: Stephen Herzenberg, Executive Director, Keystone Research Center; Nthando Thandiwe, Budget and Policy Analyst, Pittsburgh Budget and Policy Center

WHAT: Press briefing

WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 1PM EST

WHERE: Zoom Register here.


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The 99% Pennsylvania is a campaign of the Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center, focused on advancing federal policies that will benefit the overwhelming majority of Pennsylvanians. Ali Feldman is the federal organizing associate for the campaign.

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