Governor Wolf says he vetoed the GOP-budget nearly a month ago, in part because it continues a school-funding system, that relies, he says, too little on state funding, and too much on local or property taxes.
Republican Dave Reed, the state House majority leader, admits mailboxes in Pennsylvania are being filled by people on both sides of the budget debate, but he notes the pro-Wolf mailers go to GOP lawmakers, too.
Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf have met twice in as many days to discuss the budget, producing no discernible progress as Pennsylvania begins its second week without a spending plan.
Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t backing off his demand for a new state budget after vetoing a $30.2 billion document passed solely by Republican state lawmakers.
Pennsylvania will start the new budget year without a spending plan. For the first time in decades, the governor will veto the entire budget sent to his desk.
Lawmakers spent Monday advancing budget companion bills.
The GOP-controlled House voted on Saturday to send a Republican-drafted budget to the Senate, which is expected to vote on it Tuesday.
Christie vetoed an income tax increase and corporate business tax. He also conditionally vetoed the Democrats’ millionaires’ tax, but asked the Legislature to approve an increase in the earned income tax credit, something the Legislature has previously called for.
It’s been an up and down week for budget negotiations in the state capitol and Wednesday the situation took another downturn.
With the deadline now less than two weeks off, a new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows most Pennsylvanians continue to support Governor Wolf’s budget proposals.
The state House voted unanimously Monday to reject Governor Wolf’s tax ideas, but Democrats voted “no” to protest the tactics of majority Republicans, decried by the governor himself.
Congress rejects a bill aimed at boosting Amtrak’s budget by $1 billion.
Commonwealth Foundation President Matt Brouillette: Transparency Bills Finally Shines Light On Gov. Wolf’s Back Room Deals
Commonwealth Foundation and President, Matt Brouillette spoke with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about Governor Tom Wolf’s budget and his “back room deals.”
The first budget talks were held last week, but a significant aspect of the discussions is the governor’s insistence that his plan, which includes raising sales and income taxes and reducing property taxes, be considered as a whole.
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