Pennsylvania Budget

(Gov. Wolf speaks with reporters on Wednesday afternoon after emerging from meeting with state lawmakers.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

After Pa. Budget Veto, Gov. Wolf Upbeat After Meeting With Legislative Leaders

The governor says there was no resolution to the budget dispute during the meetin with legislative leaders that lasted about a half-hour.

07/01/2015

House majority leader, Dave Reed (R) speaks with reporters.

PA House Sends Senate GOP Budget

The state House voted along mostly party lines for the new budget that Joe Markosek, ranking Democrat on the Appropriations Committee, says does not reflect the priorities of the Democratic governor and other members of his party.

06/27/2015

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Gov & Legislative Leaders Dig In Over Pa. Budget

Lawmakers returned to the state capitol with a budget deadline looming, and developments on Monday do not bode well for meeting that June 30th deadline.

06/22/2015

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Staff Cuts and Tax Hikes Are The New Normal For School Districts Across Pennsylvania

School districts across Pennsylvania are responding to rises in fixed costs, including pensions and charter schools, by: (A) raising property taxes, (B) reducing staff, or, in many cases, A and B.

06/16/2015

(Pennsylvania public school advocates had to forego the bus for their statewide "bus" tour when it developed a fuel leak.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. Education Advocates Begin Statewide Tour To Pitch For Funding

The two-week effort by a coalition of unions and community groups called the Alliance to Reclaim Our Schools urges legislators to support Governor Wolf’s education budget.

06/15/2015

PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Commonwealth Foundation President Matt Brouillette: Gov. Wolf Ran On Giving Middle Class A Tax Break, Instead Giving Everybody A Tax Increase

Commonwealth Foundation President and CEO Matt Brouillette spoke with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT midday host Dom Giordano about Governor Tom Wolf’s tax and budget proposal.

06/09/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf, far left, watches as students use laptop computers to learn about human cardiac systems.  Photo by Dan Wing)

Gov. Wolf Visits a Philadelphia High School, Pushing For Better Education Funding Statewide

Going class-to-class with city leaders, Wolf chatted with students and teachers at Kensington Health Sciences Academy, learning about the unique programs offered there for the more than 400 students.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/09/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf addresses the Delaware Valley Association for the Education of Young Children.  DYAEYC executive director Sharon Easterling is at left.  Photo by Paul Kurtz)

In Philadelphia, Gov. Tom Wolf Urges Better Funding For Early Education Across Pennsylvania

A friendly crowd greeted the governor, who earlier this month proposed $2 billion in additional funding for early education in Pennsylvania over the next four years.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/20/2015

(William Ryan, chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, testifies before members of the Pa. House.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Gaming Control Chair Says Approval of 2nd Philadelphia Casino Was The Right Thing

Appearing today at state House budget hearings, William Ryan defended the board’s decision to award a license for a second casino in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

File Photo. (Gov. Tom Wolf, during his 2015 budget address.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Gov. Wolf’s Budget Address Outlines Far-Reaching Overhaul of Taxes — Some Up, Some Down

Wolf called for a tax on natural gas drilling, to increase the state’s contribution to public schools to 50 percent.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/03/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf To Propose Property Tax Relief Across Pennsylvania, Wage Tax Relief in Philadelphia

KYW Newsradio has learned that a siginificant reduction in the Philadelphia wage tax will be part of Governor Wolf’s budget proposal that will be laid out tomorrow.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/02/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Governor Wolf Announces Plan To Radically Change Pennsylvania’s Corporate Tax Structure

Governor Wolf traveled to the Lehigh Valley Wednesday to announce his proposal to cut the state’s corporate net income tax in half within two years, from 9-point-99 percent, to 4-point-99 percent.

02/25/2015

(Tom Wolf, candidate for governor of Pennsylvania, center, chats with Alan Levin, CEO of Northeast Building Products.  Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Pa. Governor Candidate Tom Wolf Says State Should Do More For Philadelphia Schools

One day after Governor Corbett was in town to announce an advance of funds for the troubled School District of Philadelphia, his Democratic opponent in the upcoming election, Tom Wolf, made a campaign stop in Northeast Philadelphia.

08/07/2014

(Jerry Jordan, head of the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, testifies before City Council about how the union would like to see the schools funded.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Phila. Teachers’ Union To Corbett: We’ve Already Offered Concessions

Governor Corbett yesterday called out the Philadelphia teachers union for not contributing to a solution for the school district’s fiscal mess. The union says the governor is wrong.

07/11/2014

Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai speaks with reporters in Harrisburg. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Budget Puts Republican Corbett At Odds With GOP Lawmakers

Governor Corbett’s decision to trim legislative funding from the new state budget is shining a light on the rift between the Republican governor and the legislative leaders of his own party who control the House and Senate.

07/11/2014

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