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Pennsylvania Budget

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Here’s Where You Can Buy Newly Legal Fireworks Near Philly

An item tucked away in the Pennsylvania state budget for fiscal 2018 now permits Pennsylvanians to legally purchase and set off aerial fireworks on their […]

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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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Here’s How Pa. Republicans Could Royally Screw Up Your SEPTA Commute

State Republicans introduced a budget proposal last week that SEPTA officials say would be detrimental for commuters. The plan unveiled by Pa. House Republicans on Tuesday would […]

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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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Excited About Tax Reform? Don’t Be.

It’s tax deadline time, and regardless of whether we’re receiving a refund or we owe money, most of us usually take a moment to look […]

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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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Wolf Will Let GOP Budget Become Law

Gov. Tom Wolf today said he would let a Republican-passed state budget become law, ending — at long last — the budget impasse that has […]

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A Modest Proposal to End State Budget Impasse: Fire Half the Pa. Legislature

I’ve got a solution to the ongoing budget crisis in Harrisburg — let’s tear down the General Assembly and start over again. Let’s abolish the […]

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Wolf Calls Republican Budget “Ridiculous” “Garbage.” Promises Line-Item Veto

Last week, in a pre-Christmas shocker, the state’s Senate — contrary to reports that they’d reached an agreement with Gov. Tom Wolf on his “framework” budget — reversed […]


The Brief: Why It Takes So Long for City Streets to Get Fixed

1. Why does it take so impossibly long for street repairs to get made in Philadelphia? It’s complicated. Really complicated. The gist: PlanPhilly last week […]


As Harrisburg Readies for Budget Brawl, Philly Sends Its C-Team

The opening moves are now being made in what will likely be a fierce, months-long battle between newly-elected Gov. Tom Wolf and Republican leaders in […]

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Gov. Tom Wolf’s Pennsylvania Budget Announcement

Governor Tom Wolf is announcing his big, bold agenda today at 11:30 a.m. and Philly Mag’s Holly Otterbein will be providing live updates of the […]


Corbett Exercises Line-Item Veto on Pennsylvania Budget

Today I am item vetoing $65 million in general assembly spending & an additional $7.2 million in legislative-designated spending #pabudget — Governor Tom Corbett (@GovernorCorbett) […]