State Budget

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PA Speaker Mike Turzai: ‘Gov. Wolf’s Budget Is “Disrespectful Of People’s Hard Earned Tax Dollars”‘

Pennsylvania’s Speaker of the House Mike Turzai spoke with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT’s midday host Dom Giordano about Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget .


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PA Legislative Leaders Working On No Tax Hike Budget

Majority Republican leaders in the state legislature now say new taxes are no longer part of the discussion.


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Gov. Corbett On Budget, Other Talks: We’re Working On It

Gov. Tom Corbett shuttled between the offices of legislative leaders on the final afternoon of the state budget year Sunday with the fate of his ambitious budget-season agenda hanging in the balance.


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Governor Corbett Puts Pension Reform On Priority List

“If we don’t start addressing pensions right now, in 2016-17, $4.3 billion of the budget goes to pension. What does that do to funding everywhere else that we need to have the funding?” Corbett said.


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Pennsylvania Tax Collections Come In Lower Than Expected

“It is an indication that people aren’t spending money. The economy, again, is in a fragile state. The indicators do not indicate any level of strong growth.”


Budget Debate In Harrisburg

House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, an Allegheny County Republican, says the final version of the budget – negotiated by legislative leaders and the governor — is not very different from the version okayed by the Senate a few weeks ago.


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NJ Lawmakers Freeze State Official Wages By Ditching Salary Review Commission

There was a rush in Trenton yesterday to make sure no New Jersey state official gets a pay raise anytime soon by, in effect, putting the panel that approves the increases out of business.


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A Modest Tuition Increase For Students At Rutgers University

Tuition is going up, again, for 56,000 students of Rutgers University in New Jersey, but not by as much as it could have.


Another College Teachers’ Union Takes Up Call For Pay Freeze

The union representing faculty at West Chester, Cheyney and twelve other state-owned Pennsylvania universities is offering to negotiate a one-year pay freeze.


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Pennsylvania’s 4 State-Related Universities Could Face Serious Budget Cuts

During a state Senate Appropriations hearing this past week, the heads of the four state-related universities – Temple, Lincoln, Pitt and Penn State – said that the governor’s proposal to cut their funding by more than half would affect more than just tuition.


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NJ’s Snow Fund Is Dried Up

New Jersey’s fiscal crunch will not, apparently, affect the state’s ability to tackle winter storms, even though all available money for snow removal this year has already been spent.



Pa. Community Colleges Warn Against Funding Cuts

The fourteen community colleges in Pennsylvania are worried about state budget cuts that could make it harder for people who can’t afford a private education to attend a two-year institution.


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Modest Turnaround In Pennsylvania Revenue Collections

Gov. Rendell says revenue collections in September were more than three-percent above projections after coming in about a half-percent above projections in August.