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(credit: Jim Melwert)

Child Welfare Agencies Call On Wolf To Expand Funding During Budget Impasse

It’s now seven weeks that Pennsylvania has been without a budget, and agencies that rely on state funding are starting to sweat.

08/20/2015

(credit: Jim Melwert)

School Officials Voice Concern Over Lack Of State Budget As Summer Break Winds Down

Summer vacation is almost over for students across the Delaware Valley. But as schools get ready to open their doors, there is still no budget from Harrisburg.

08/18/2015

Gov. Tom Wolf, seated left at the head of the table, and Montgomery County Commissioner Josh Shapiro, right, discuss the state budget impasse. (credit: Mark Abrams)

Governor Wolf Slams Republican Lawmakers For Impasse On State Budget

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf used a stop in Norristown, Montgomery County Tuesday to slam Republicans in the state legislature for creating what he calls a budget crisis for the state and failing to work with him to resolve it.

08/11/2015

File Photos of Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf.  (Corbett photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images, Wolf File Photo by Tony Romeo/KYW)

Corbett Administration Acknowledges Wolf Will Inherit Big Budget Problem

The Corbett administration has acknowledged that it’s leaving behind a dire state budget situation for Governor-Elect Tom Wolf.

12/03/2014

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Millions Added For Philadelphia Schools As State Finalizes Budget

In a brief afternoon session Monday, the state house wrapped up the budget by approving what’s called the fiscal code. Wrapped up in that code is a one-time, $45 million for Philadelphia schools.

07/16/2013

Penn State president Rodney Erickson, far left, and Temple president Ann Weaver Hart (in yellow) say cutting funding would hurt low-income families most. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Leaders At Temple, Pitt, Penn St. Say Funding Cuts Would Impact Low-Income Families Most

On top of 19-percent cuts last year, Governor Corbett has proposed 30-percent cuts in state funding for Temple, Pitt and Penn State.

02/23/2012

Corbett Scraps Plan To Build $200M Prison

After years of talk about Pennsylvania’s mushrooming inmate population, the Corbett Administration has now scrapped plans for a $200 million prison near Pittsburgh — one of four new prisons that the state had planned to build.

02/18/2011