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State Budget

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City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 Josh Shapiro (@GovernorShapiro) February […]

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SugarHouse Won’t Serve Alcohol 24/7 — and That’s Bad for Pennsylvania’s Budget

When Pennsylvania passed a massive liquor reform bill this spring, politicians and media outlets labeled it as a push for more consumer choices. “This is […]

City Life

Pope Visit Among Factors for 10 Percent Increase in Pa. Government Overtime

Pennsylvania’s state workers were paid a two-decade record high in overtime last year, and Pope Francis’ visit to Philadelphia is a major factor, according to an […]


Wolf: Pennsylvania Budget Will Become Law Without My Signature

Governor Tom Wolf announced on Sunday night that an appropriations bill approved by the state House and Senate would become law without his signature. Late […]


State House and Senate Send Spending Bill to Wolf

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted Thursday evening to adopt a spending bill for the next fiscal year, with hours to spare before the midnight […]


The No-Bullshit Guide to the 2016 Pennsylvania Budget Battle

It’s budget season once again in Harrisburg. Or more accurately, it’s still budget season. Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican leaders in the state House and Senate […]

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City Life

Hite: Every School Will Get a Nurse, Counselor If Wolf’s Budget Passes

Superintendent William Hite made a surprise announcement Thursday that every school in Philadelphia will have a full-time nurse and counselor next year — if, that is, the state’s GOP-controlled […]

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ACLU, Tea Party Join Forces to Challenge Forfeiture Law

It’s not every day that the American Civil Liberties Union and the Tea Party are on the same side. But the ACLU, FreedomWorks, Americans for Tax Reform, the Center […]


The Brief: Wolf Primed to Blow the House (and Senate) Down?

All eyes on Tom Wolf. At 11:30 a.m. this morning, Pennsylvania’s new Governor will propose a budget—really a governing agenda—that is expected to be more […]


The Brief: Will Tom Wolf’s Big Bold Budget Flummox Republicans?

Both Mayor Nutter and Governor Wolf will introduce their proposed budgets next week. There, the similarities end. Nutter, in caretaker mode, seems certain to offer up a […]