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Temple Tuition Could Go Up $12K, Penn State $10K Due to Pa. Budget Stalemate

Pennsylvania’s infamous budget stalemate could end in-state tuition discounts at at least three – and likely more – state-related schools. PennLive reports that officials from Temple, […]

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Pa. Budget Shortfall at $1 Billion and Counting

In case you weren’t already worried enough about state and federal funding issues, here’s a frightening piece of information: Pennsylvania is facing its largest budget shortfall […]

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Report: Wolf’s Plan to Raise Minimum Wage Could Cost Jobs

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to raise the minimum wage from $7.25 to $12 per hour, per his budget proposal, but a new report claims such a hike […]

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Report: Wolf Claims GOP Budget Would Cut 1,500 State Jobs

Gov. Tom Wolf warned yesterday that the House-approved GOP budget would eliminate 1,500 more state jobs than his own proposed budget. 

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Pa. House GOP Passes its Own State Budget Bill

In response to Gov. Tom Wolf‘s $32.3 billion budget proposal in February, state House Republicans have passed a budget bill that calls for $800 million less in […]

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Five Things to Know About Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Watch the video of my full #PAbudget address, and read my message to the people of Pennsylvania: https://t.co/X3JDrSSkO3 pic.twitter.com/oRM5kUznua — Governor Tom Wolf (@GovernorTomWolf) February […]

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Wolf to Sign Revenue Bills With Tax Increases on Cigarettes, Downloads

Gov. Tom Wolf has vowed to sign revenue bills passed last night by the Pennsylvania legislature that include additional tobacco taxes and apply the state sales […]

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City To Get $30 Million in New Real Estate Tax Revenue

The City of Philadelphia is coming into some cash next year. City Controller Alan Butkovitz released his monthly economic report today, in which he reveals […]

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Gov. Tom Wolf to Lawmakers on Budget: “The Time for Games Is Over”

Gov. Tom Wolf talked doom and gloom at today’s annual budget address. “Pennsylvania now faces a $2 billion budget deficit,” Wolf told a joint session […]

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Senate Approves “House Version” of State Budget

[UPDATE] In an 11th-hour move, the Pennsylvania Senate has passed a $30.3 billion dollar budget package with a 33-17 vote. The legislators had previously been in favor of a […]

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Now It’s House Republicans Blocking a Pa. Budget Deal

Maybe I was wrong. As the months dragged on without a state budget, I had increasingly come to believe that Gov. Tom Wolf was being […]

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Pa. Budget Woes Deepen; Senate Starts Vacation

We’ve all gone on vacation knowing we left a little bit of work undone. But the Pennsylvania Senate has us all beat: It’s starting a […]

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Council Skeptical of School Funding Plan

The City Council will begin two months of budget hearings today — with the biggest question being whether it will approve Mayor Nutter’s request to […]

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What Tom Wolf Wants in His Big, Bold Budget — and What He’s Likely to Get

Gov. Tom Wolf‘s budget “contains the most ambitious and bold set of proposals in modern history.” That’s according to Terry Madonna, a political science professor […]

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Here’s Why Michael Nutter Wants $5M for New Prison Site

Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration says it wants to build a new prison to replace an outdated one that lacks such basics as air conditioning. But prisoners’ rights advocates are […]