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County Human Services Budget AdvocacyNew5/27/2015
The Association's Legislative Action Center contains talking points and a sample letter that can be used to advocate county human services priorities in the FY 2015-2016 state budget. The materials highlight the importance of funding for human service line items and the benefits of county human service programs. These items can also be customized to outline the experiences of an individual county. 
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Budget Bills Introduced5/13/2015
The Governor's budget proposal has been introduced as HB 1125 and SB 810 by the Democratic chairs of the House and Senate Appropriations Committees, respectively. In addition, HB 1192 has been introduced, containing the enacted FY 2014-2015 budget lines, to serve as a vehicle to begin the legislative process. It is expected that floor amendments to HB 1192 will be considered in the House the week of June 1.
More Information: House Bill 1125
More Information (2): Senate Bill 810
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Independent Fiscal Office Releases Initial FY 2015-2016 Revenue Projections 5/13/2015
The state's Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) has released its initial revenue projections for FY 2015-2016, which the Office is required by statute to produce as an aid to the General Assembly’s budget deliberations. The IFO also released revised FY 2014-2015 revenue estimates, which are almost $600 million higher than the projection issued by the IFO at the beginning of the fiscal year, mostly due to unexpected revenue from the corporate net income tax and unclaimed property. For FY 2015-2016, revenues are projected to be $30.72 billion, a 0.6 percent increase. Relative to the Executive Budget presented in February, these projections are $374 million higher for FY 2014-2015 and $97 million higher for FY 2015-2016. These amounts exclude proposed statutory changes.
More Information: IFO Revenue Estimate and Economic Outlook
More Information (2): IFO Initial Revenue Projections - Presentation
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March 13 Commonwealth Budget Call Available3/16/2015
On March 13, CCAP hosted a conference call regarding the Governor's proposed FY 2015-2016 Commonwealth budget, including the proposed severance tax and changes to the personal income tax and sales tax. The call has been archived so members who were not able to participate can still hear the updates and discussion. 
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County FY 2015-2016 Budget Analysis3/6/2015
Following Governor Wolf's presentation of his FY 2015-2016 budget on Tuesday, CCAP has been reviewing the impact on line items impacting county government. An analysis is linked below, as well as a spreadsheet comparing proposed line items with county impact to the current fiscal year.
More Information: County Budget Analysis - Governor's Proposal
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