Welcome to the House Democratic Appropriations Committee!

Our office provides careful analyses of state budget related legislation and issues presented here as budget briefings, fast facts, primers, spreadsheets and other material to help you understand how the state budget impacts the lives of all Pennsylvanians. Check back here for new materials from the time the governor presents an executive budget proposal to the General Assembly in early February through enactment of a new state spending plan in June and throughout the summer and fall as more detailed analyses are completed and posted. For upcoming meetings, recent committee votes, legislation currently in the committeee and committee transcripts, please visit the General Assembly's website.

Featured Publications

House Republicans' 2015/16 Budget Proposal (HB 1192, PN1959): Summary

Latest Publications

Basic Education Funding Commission: Final Report


Basic Education Funding Commission Report: Executive Summary


Key Takeaways from Public Hearing with National Experts on Retirement Security: Fast Facts


Decline in 2014 Impact Fee Collections: Memo From the Chair


General Fund Revenue Update, May 2015: Fast Facts


Position Opening: Budget Planning and Research Coordinator


Senate Republican Plan to Overhaul Pension Systems (SB1, PN886): Memo from the Chair


General Fund Revenue Update, April 2015: Fast Facts


Education Funding (K Through 12): Primer


Education Funding by School District in Proposed 2015/16 Budget: Spreadsheet (PDF)