PA House GOP Leader: Budget Talks "Progressing Nicely"Mid-way through June, positive signs abound as the Republican-controlled legislature and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf attempt to avoid the paralysis that gripped last year’s state budget process.
Gov. Wolf Still Reviewing Budget LegislationGovernor Wolf says at the request of legislative Democratic leaders, he is holding off action for another day on budget legislation sent to him last week.
Pennsylvania House Democrats Block Funding For Temple, State-related UniversitiesDemocrats in the state House have, for now, blocked bills that would approve funding for Temple, Lincoln and other state-related universities as the battle over the state budget continues.
Child Welfare Agencies Call On Wolf To Expand Funding During Budget ImpasseIt’s now seven weeks that Pennsylvania has been without a budget, and agencies that rely on state funding are starting to sweat.
School Officials Voice Concern Over Lack Of State Budget As Summer Break Winds DownSummer 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.
Governor Wolf Slams Republican Lawmakers For Impasse On State BudgetPennsylvania 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.
Corbett Administration Acknowledges Wolf Will Inherit Big Budget ProblemThe Corbett administration has acknowledged that it's leaving behind a dire state budget situation for Governor-Elect Tom Wolf.
Millions Added For Philadelphia Schools As State Finalizes BudgetIn 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.
Leaders At Temple, Pitt, Penn St. Say Funding Cuts Would Impact Low-Income Families MostOn top of 19-percent cuts last year, Governor Corbett has proposed 30-percent cuts in state funding for Temple, Pitt and Penn State.
Corbett Scraps Plan To Build $200M PrisonAfter 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.