Southeast Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth Budget
An issue memo from the Center on Regional Politics, “Southeast Pennsylvania and the Commonwealth Budget,” shows Pennsylvania’s southeast counties contribute more revenues than they receive in appropriations from the State General Fund. The Southeast consists of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia counties. The report also documents the shrinking size of the State General Fund as a proportion of the State’s Operating Budget, and it provides detail on grants for courts, hospitals, and other programs, not included in previous analyses. Read the full study.