LEGISLATIVE BUDGET AND FINANCE COMMITTEE
REPORTS COMPLETED SINCE 1987

Hard copies of these reports may be obtained by contacting the LB&FC staff offices. A listing of reports released prior to 1987 is also available by contacting the staff offices.
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Aging and Lottery
March 2014 The Impact of Slots Gaming on the Pennsylvania State Lottery Report Highlights
April 2013 Impact of Slots Gaming on the Pennsylvania State Lottery Report Highlights
November 2012 2012 Pennsylvania Recreational Water Trails Economic Impact Study Report Highlights
May 2012 Impact of Slots Gaming on the Pennsylvania State Lottery Report Highlights
February 2012 Pennsylvania Lottery Funding of Programs and Services for Older Pennsylvanians Report Highlights
April 2011 Impact of Slots Gaming on the Pennsylvania State Lottery Report Highlights
March 2010 The Impact of Slots Gaming on the Pennsylvania Lottery Report Highlights
April 2009 An Assessment of the Impact of Slots Gaming on Pennsylvania Lottery Sales (2009 Update) Report Highlights
June 2008 An Assessment of the Impact of Slots Gaming on Pennsylvania Lottery Sales Report Highlights
June 2008 State Efforts to Fund Assisted Living Services Report Highlights
April 2005 Long Term Care for the Elderly in Pennsylvania Report Highlights
June 2003 Providing Prescription Drug Coverage for Low and Moderate Income Senior Citizens Report Highlights
November 1997 Children's Trust Fund
June 1994 State Lottery Funding of Programs and Services for Older Pennsylvanians
April 1993 Pharmaceutical Assistance Review Board
September 1987 PA State Lottery
 
Agriculture and Rural Affairs
November 2008 Review of the Agricultural Conservation Easement Purchase Program Report Highlights
November 1998 Weights and Measures Program, A Reexamination of PA’s Report Highlights
June 1997 State Farm Show Complex, Performance Audit
December 1995 Weights and Measures Program, A Status Report
December 1992 Dog Law Advisory Board
November 1991 Noxious Weed Control Committee
September 1987 Weights & Measures Enforcement Activities in PA State Gov’t., Follow-Up
 
Business and Insurance
July 2009 Preliminary Report on Pennsylvania's Research and Development Tax Credit Program Report Highlights
June 2008 Economic Impact of the Proposed Greater Hazleton Air Cargo Airport Report Highlights
June 2007 Economic Impact of NASCAR Events at Pocono Raceway
September 2006 Cost to PA’s Economy Resulting From School Starting Before Labor Day Report Highlights
February 2005 Considerations for Regulating Surplus Accumulation and Community Benefit Activities of PA’s Blue Cross and Blue Shield Plans Report Highlights
February 2005 PA’s Workers’ Compensation System Compared to Nearby States Report Highlights
June 1996 Medical Professional Liability Catastrophe Loss Fund
November 1994 Auto Insurance in Southeastern PA
November 1993 State Workmen's Insurance Board
March 1993 Evaluation of the Medical Cost Containment Provisions of Act 1990-6
June 1989 PA MILRITE Council
May 1988 PA Insurance Department, A Performance Audit
December 1987 PA Insurance Department, A Performance Audit-Interim Report
 
Community and Economic Development
November 2012 Museum Funding in Pennsylvania Report Highlights
September 2010 Pennsylvania’s Tax Credit Programs Report Highlights
March 2010 Feasibility of Establishing a Statewide Blighted Property Registry Report Highlights
July 2009 An Evaluation of the Keystone Opportunity Zone (KOZ) Program Report Highlights
June 2009 Pennsylvania's Film Production Tax Credit and Industry Analysis Report Highlights
May 2004 Study of the Pittsburgh Development Fund Report Highlights
March 2004 Commonwealth and Local Government Efforts to Ameliorate Blight Report Highlights
October 2000 Performance Audit of the Department of Community and Economic Development - Economic Development Programs Report Highlights
January 2000 Ben Franklin/IRC Partnership, Sunset Audit Report Highlights
July 1998 Performance Audit of the Department of Community and Economic Development - Community Development Programs Report Highlights
January 1996 Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Programs
May 1995 PA Minority Business Development Authority
June 1993 Evaluation of PA's Tourism Promotion Programs
March 1989 PA Logo Signing Program
February 1988 Ben Franklin Partnership Program
 
Conservation and Environmental Protection
January 2013 A Cost Effective Alternative Approach to Meeting Pennsylvania's Chesapeake Bay Nutrient Reduction Targets Report Highlights
November 2012 The Costs and Benefits of FSC Certification of DCNR Forests Report Highlights
March 2010 Review of the Commonwealth's Growing Greener II Initiative Report Highlights
November 2008 Chesapeake Bay Tributary Strategy Compliance Cost Study Report Highlights
June 2005 Review of Operation and Structures of County Conservation Districts Report Highlights
February 2005 DCNR Implementation of the Grants Portion of the Snowmobile and All-Terrain Vehicle Program Report Highlights
December 2003 Status of DCNR’s Efforts to Improve the PA State Park Reservation and Revenue System Report Highlights
May 1995 Status of Siting a Regional Low-Level Radioactive Waste Disposal Facility in PA
November 1994 Costs to Implement the Federal Clean Air Act
December 1992 Wild Resource Conservation Board
June 1988 Environmental Hearing Board, A Performance Audit
February 1987 State Board for Certification of Sewage Treatment Plant and Waterworks Operators
February 1987 Certification Board for Sewage Enforcement Officers
 
Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure
November 2008 Cell Phone Service in Pennsylvania Report Highlights
February 2007 Pennsylvania Utility Commission, Performance Audit Report Highlights
November 2004 PUC Filing and Reporting Requirements on Local Exchange Carriers Report Highlights
June 2003 Public Utility Commission’s Implementation of Chapter 30 Report Highlights
June 2002 Assessing the Reliability of PA’s Electric Transmission and Distribution Systems Report Highlights
December 2001 Commonwealth Regulation of Taxicab and Limousine Services Report Highlights
October 1995 BP&OA Disciplinary Actions Since the Lyness Decision
November 1994 Physician Self-Referral Practices in PA
March 1994 State Board of Vehicle Manufacturers, Dealers and Salespersons
January 1994 State Board of Funeral Directors, Volume I
January 1994 State Board of Funeral Directors, Volume II
October 1993 State Real Estate Commission
May 1993 Office of Small Business Advocate
May 1993 State Board of Accountancy
December 1992 State Registration Board for Prof. Engineers and Prof. Land Surveyors
October 1991 State Board of Occupational Therapy Education and Licensure
February 1991 State Board of Optometry
February 1991 Public Utility Commission, Performance Audit
February 1989 Office of Consumer Advocate
 
Education
December 2013 The Status of Special Education for Gifted Students in the Commonwealth Report Highlights
April 2013 Pennsylvania's Continuing Education Program for Professional Educators Report Highlights
November 2012 Interim Report on Pennsylvania's Continuing Professional Education Program Report Highlights
May 2012 Summary of the Financial and Academic Status of the Duquesne City School District Report Highlights
December 2011 The Need for Public Community College Programs in Rural Pennsylvania Report Highlights
June 2011 Summary of the Financial and Academic Status of the Duquesne City School District Report Highlights
February 2011 Cost and Funding Models of a State-led Virtual Learning Program Report Highlights
July 2009 Afterschool Programs in Pennsylvania Report Highlights
July 2009 Preliminary Report on Pennsylvania's Educational Improvement Tax Credit Program Report Highlights
April 2009 Summary of the Financial and Academic Status of the Duquesne City School District Report Highlights
January 2008 Summary of the Financial and Academic Status of the Duquesne City School District Report Highlights
June 2007 Cost Effectiveness of Consolidating PA's School Districts-Vol. II
June 2007 Cost Effectiveness of Consolidating PA's School Districts-Vol 1 Report Highlights
March 2006 Reimbursement for Educational Services for Adjudicated Youth in Private Residential Facilities Report Highlights
June 2005 Performance Study of the Admin. Operations and Expenditures of the Pittsburgh School Districts Report Highlights
February 2004 The Feasibility of Placing Public School Employees Under the Commonwealth’s Jurisdiction for the Purpose of Providing Health Benefits Report Highlights
June 2003 The Status of “Project Link-to-Learn” and Other Educational Technology Initiatives Report Highlights
November 2002 A 2002 Review of PIAA Finances and Management Report Highlights
July 2002 Approaches Used in Other States to Provide School Property Tax Relief and Possible Options for PA Report Highlights
December 2001 A Financial and Management Review of the PIAA Report Highlights
April 1995 Dropout and Truancy Prevention Programs and Efforts in PA
December 1992 Board of Governors of the State System of Higher Education
 
Game and Fisheries
March 2014 An Update on the Feasibility of a Combined Fish and Wildlife Commission for Pennsylvania Report Highlights
October 2013 A Performance Audit of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Report Highlights
February 2012 Pennsylvania Game Commission Compliance With Its Strategic Plan Report Highlights
October 2011 Economic Contributions of Sunday Hunting Alternatives in Pennsylvania: 2010 Update Report Highlights
September 2010 A Performance Audit of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Report Highlights
February 2010 Examination of Current and Future Costs and Revenues From Forest Products and Oil, Gas, and Mineral Extraction on Pennsylvania Game Commission Lands Report Highlights
February 2010 The Deer Management Program of the Pennsylvania Game Commission Report Highlights
April 2009 PA Game Commission Compliance With Its Strategic Plan Report Highlights
March 2008 A Performance Audit of the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission Report Highlights
March 2007 Do Shotguns and Muzzleloaders Pose Less Risk Than Centerfire Rifles for Hunting Deer in Pennsylvania? Report Highlights
March 2006 PA Game Commission Compliance With Its Strategic Plan Report Highlights
June 2005 A Study of the Potential Economic, Social, and Other Impacts of Expanding Sunday Hunting in PA Report Highlights
April 2004 Transferring Enforcement of Fish, Boat, and Game Laws to a Single Executive Branch Agency Report Highlights
November 2003 An Update on the Feasibility of a Combined Fish & Wildlife Comm. for PA Report Highlights
February 2003 PA Game Commission Compliance With Its Strategic Plan Report Highlights
February 2000 PA Game Commission Compliance With Its Strategic Plan Report Highlights
November 1998 PA Game Commission, FY 1996-97 Budget Audit Report Highlights
July 1998 PA Fish and Boat Commission, A Budget Audit Report Highlights
February 1997 PA Game Commission, FY 1995-96 Budget Audit
November 1995 PA Game Commission, FY 1994-95 Budget Audit
November 1994 PA Game Commission, FY 1993-94 Budget Audit
November 1993 PA Game Commission, FY 1992-93 Budget Audit
November 1992 PA Game Commission, FY 1991-92 Budget Audit
November 1991 PA Game Commission, 1990-91 Budget Audit
November 1990 PA Game Commission, FY 1989-90 Budget Audit
November 1989 PA Game Commission, FY 1988-89 Budget Audit
April 1989 Impact and Financial Feasibility of Combining the PA Fish and Game Commissions, Vol. I
April 1989 Impact and Financial Feasibility of Combining the PA Fish and Game Commissions, Vol. II
November 1988 PA Game Commission, FY 1987-88 Budget Audit
 
Health and Welfare
October 2013 Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council Performance Evaluation Report Highlights
October 2013 A Performance Audit of the Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund Report Highlights
April 2013 Financial and Compensation Information Concerning Nonprofit and For-profit Human Service Providers Report Highlights
November 2012 Feasibility of Using Biometric Smart Cards or Photo ID Cards to Dispense Public Assistance Benefits Report Highlights
August 2012 Mandate Relief for County Human Services Programs Report Highlights
June 2012 The Administration of Pennsylvania's LIHEAP Heating Grant and Crisis Program Report Highlights
February 2011 A Performance Audit of Pennsylvania's Medical Assistance Transportation Program for Methadone Maintenance Report Highlights
May 2008 Feasibility of Requiring Shared-ride Services During Evenings and Weekends and for Intercounty Travel Report Highlights
December 2007 Growth in Medicaid Enrollment and Expenditures
December 2007 PA Health Care Cost Containment Council, Performance Evaluation Report Highlights
October 2007 Lessons Learned from Three Mental Health Diversion and Post Release Programs Report Highlights
June 2007 Performance Evaluation of PA’s Organ and Tissue Donor Awareness Program Report Highlights
April 2007 An Assessment and Cost Review of Personal Care Homes in PA Report Highlights
March 2007 Medicaid Reform Efforts in Other States and Their Applicability to PA Report Highlights
February 2007 Various Aspects of Colorectal Cancer Screening Report Highlights
September 2006 Commonwealth Services for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired Report Highlights
June 2006 PA’s Mental Health System for Children and Youth Report Highlights
April 2005 Quality Assurance for Specialized Clinical Services Report Highlights
April 2004 PA’s Response to Current and Projected Shortages in the Nursing Workforce Report Highlights
October 2003 An Assessment of the Need for an Adult Protective Services Program Report Highlights
June 2003 Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services in a Managed Care Environment Report Highlights
September 2001 A Follow-Up Performance Audit of the Statewide Child Support Collections and Disbursements Unit Report Highlights
June 2001 A Cost and Benefits Study of Mental Health Insurance Coverage Required by Act 1998-150 Report Highlights
March 2001 Medical Assistance Payments to Hospitals Report Highlights
December 2000 Long-Term Care Pharmacy Dispensing Costs Report Highlights
June 2000 Child Support Statewide Collections and Disbursement Unit, Performance Audit Report Highlights
March 2000 Commonwealth Funding of Mental Retardation Programs Report Highlights
June 1999 PA’s Children and Youth System Report Highlights
June 1999 PA Efforts to Assure Quality of Care in a Changing Health Care Environment Report Highlights
June 1999 Salary Levels and Their Impact on Quality of Care for Child Care Workers in Licensed Child Day Care Programs Report Highlights
February 1999 Salary Levels and Their Impact on Quality of Care for Client Contact Workers in Community-Based MH/MR Programs Report Highlights
September 1998 Independent Evaluations in the Birth to Age Three Early Intervention Program Report Highlights
February 1998 Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund Report Highlights
November 1996 Review of the Commonwealth’s Early Intervention Programs
April 1994 Programs and Initiatives for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
May 1992 Health Care Cost Containment Council
April 1992 Certificate of Need Program, Vol. I
April 1992 Certificate of Need Program, Vol. II
November 1991 Adoption Processes for Children With Special Needs
November 1991 Health Department Administration of the Emergency Medical Services Operating Fund
October 1991 Review of the Financial Health of PA Hospitals Serving Disproportionately High Volumes of Medical Assist. Patients
June 1991 Private Adoption Processes in PA
June 1991 Health Department's Administration of the PA Head Injury Program
February 1991 PA Advisory Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse
December 1990 Select Commonwealth Management Controls for Drug Treatment and Prevention Programs
April 1990 Drug Abuse Treatment Programs
April 1989 Human Services Programs Quality Assurance Systems
 
Labor and Industry
June 2002 Funding and Service Delivery Levels in PA’s Vocational Rehabilitation Program Report Highlights
January 2001 Feasibility of Retrofitting High Rises, College Dorms, and Certain Other Buildings With Fire Sprinklers Vol. I Report Highlights
January 2001 Feasibility of Retrofitting High Rises, College Dorms, and Certain Other Buildings With Fire Sprinklers Vol. II
February 1991 Advisory Council for the Deaf and Hearing Impaired
November 1990 PA Human Relations Commission
September 1988 PA Job Service Coordination With Other Related Agencies and Proposed Job Service Act
June 1988 PA Job Service
 
Law Enforcement and Judiciary
May 2011 A Performance Audit of Pennsylvania's Access to Justice Act Report Highlights
May 2011 The Adequacy of Fees Charged in Pennsylvania's Instant Check System for Firearms Purchases Report Highlights
February 2010 Statewide Complement Levels of Probation and Parole Officers Report Highlights
November 2008 An Examination of State Agency Use of Electronic Fingerprinting to Process Noncriminal Justice Background Checks Report Highlights
February 2006 The Adequacy of Fees Charged in PA’s Instant Check System for Firearms Purchases Report Highlights
November 2004 Feasibility and Potential Structure of a County-Based DUI Victim Impact Panel Program Report Highlights
June 2001 A Follow-Up Study of the Need for Additional State Troopers Report Highlights
December 2000 County Adult Probation System, Study of Costs and Services in PA’s Report Highlights
December 2000 The Adequacy of Fees Charged in PA’s Instant Check System for Firearms Purchases Report Highlights
November 1999 Commission on Sentencing Report Highlights
July 1998 Status Report on Information Technology Upgrades by the PA State Police Report Highlights
October 1997 Review of the District Justice Computer System
December 1996 Statutory Cap on the PA State Police Complement
January 1996 Juvenile Justice Programs and Services in PA
December 1990 Drug Law Enforcement Efforts in PA
November 1990 Crime Victims' Compensation Board
June 1988 Department of Corrections, Vol. II
April 1988 Department of Corrections, Vol. I
 
Liquor Control
January 2013 Study of the Economic Impact of the Brewery Industry in the Commonwealth Report Highlights
June 2006 A Program and Operational Review of the PA State Police’s Bureau of Liquor Control Enforcement Report Highlights
May 1992 PA Liquor Control Board, Vol. I
May 1992 PA Liquor Control Board, Vol. II
May 1992 PA Liquor Control Board, Vol. III
 
State and Local Government
March 2014 Philadelphia's Use of Gaming Funds Report Highlights
October 2011 An Inventory of State-owned Real Property and Subsurface Mineral Rights Report Highlights
October 2011 Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program Report Highlights
June 2011 Pennsylvania's Current Real Property Tax Collection System Report Highlights
September 2010 Pennsylvania's System for Property Valuation and Reassessment Report Highlights
September 2010 Fiscal Impact of Preferential Assessment of Farm and Forest Land (Clean and Green Program) Report Highlights
April 2009 Tax-Exempt Property and Municipal Fiscal Status Report Highlights
November 2008 Building Permit Fee Collections and Expenditures Report Highlights
May 2008 Feasibility of Limiting Polling Places to Handicap Accessible Schools and Government Buildings Report Highlights
May 2008 A Review of the Commonwealth's Strategic Sourcing Initiative in Procuring Goods and Services Report Highlights
October 2007 A Review of PA's Homeland Security Program Report Highlights
June 2006 Potential Costs and Impacts of HB 130 (Early Retirement Incentives) and HB 131 (COLA Increases) Report Highlights
February 2006 Homestead Property, Sales and Use, and Personal Income Estimates Report Highlights
February 2006 State Funding Formulas in Pennsylvania Report Highlights
June 2005 The Feasibility of Regionalizing PA’s Fire Companies Report Highlights
October 2004 Review of the Effectiveness of the Civil Service System in County Government Report Highlights
January 2001 The Accuracy of State Sales Tax Charges on Selected Consumer Items Report Highlights
July 2000 Representation of State Interests in Business and Consumer Bankruptcies Report Highlights
February 2000 PA Voter Registration Act, Status of State and County Efforts to Implement Report Highlights
November 1999 PA’s Preparedness for the Year 2000 Problem Report Highlights
February 1999 The Distribution of State Aid to Volunteer Firefighters’ Relief Associations Report Highlights
September 1998 The Year 2000 Computer Problem in Local Governments and School Districts Report Highlights
April 1998 Study on Civil Service Reform Report Highlights
December 1997 The Commonwealth’s Year 2000 Computer Problem
June 1997 Toll-Free Telephone Program at the Center for Local Government
June 1997 Review of County 911 Expenditures
March 1997 The Fiscal Impact on Counties of the Pennsylvania Voter Registration Act
March 1995 Costs and Consequences of the June 1994 Fire in the Transportation and Safety Building
February 1995 Computer Interoperability Within Pennsylvania State Government
April 1992 Capitol Preservation Committee
April 1992 PA Emergency Management Agency
June 1990 Public Employee Retirement Study Commission and Municipal Pension Advisory Committee
January 1990 State Government Computer Purchasing Practices
September 1988 Compliance With Requirements for Publishing of State Regulatory and Policy Documents
 
Transportation
November 2008 Improving the Safety and Security of Freight and Passenger Rail in Pennsylvania Report Highlights
June 2008 A Perfromance Audit of the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation Report Highlights
June 2008 A Report on Motorcyclist Injuries and Fatalities Since the 2003 Repeal of the Mandatory Helmet Law Report Highlights
June 2006 Motorcycle Injuries and Fatalities Since the 2003 Repeal of the Mandatory Helmet Law Report Highlights
October 2004 An Examination of Costs and Test Prices in the “Drive Clean Pennsylvania” Emissions Inspection Program Report Highlights
June 2003 A Review of Large Truck Crashes Involving Fires on Pennsylvania Highways Report Highlights
July 2002 PA Department of Transportation, Performance Audit Report Highlights
September 2001 A Review of Traffic Congestion Trends and Related Mitigation Efforts Report Highlights
May 2001 A Review of PA's Tourist Signing Programs Report Highlights
October 2000 Factors Affecting Motor Fuel Prices and the Competitiveness of PA’s Motor Fuel Market Report Highlights
July 2000 State Government Efforts to Reduce Crashes Involving Large Trucks on PA Highways Report Highlights
June 1999 Report on Operations and Pricing at PA's Turnpike Service Plazas Report Highlights
July 1997 Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Performance Audit Report II
April 1997 Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission Performance Audit Report I (Act 61 Implementation)
June 1996 PA Department of Transportation Performance Audit
June 1994 PennDOT’s Handling of Spring 1994 Pothole Problems
June 1994 Enhanced Emissions Inspection Program - Final Report
November 1992 Rail Freight Advisory Committee
June 1990 PA Department of Transportation Performance Audit
April 1990 Need for and Availability of Transportation Services for Persons With Disabilities
September 1989 Follow Up Audit of the PA Turnpike Commission
 
Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness
May 2012 Pennsylvania's 911 Emergency Telephone System: Funding, Expenditures, and Future Challenges and Opportunities Report Highlights
October 2007 A Comprehensive Study and Review of Veteran Services in PA Report Highlights
October 1991 Administration of Commonwealth Veterans Programs