The governor says there was no resolution to the budget dispute during the meetin with legislative leaders that lasted about a half-hour.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Appearing today at state House budget hearings, William Ryan defended the board’s decision to award a license for a second casino in Philadelphia.
Wolf called for a tax on natural gas drilling, to increase the state’s contribution to public schools to 50 percent.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.