AP: Wolf's Plan Seeks Higher Income, Drilling TaxesGov. Tom Wolf wants a half-point increase in the state's personal income tax and a new extraction tax on natural gas drilling in an effort to solve the state's 3-month-old budget impasse, according to an administration document obtained Tuesday by The Associated Press.
Pennsylvania's Budget Train Wreck Unfolded Over Past YearThe utter breakdown in state budget negotiations in Pennsylvania didn't happen overnight, but was produced by diametrically opposed policy positions and fueled by tough rhetoric among people elected specifically to work together.
Oregon Tragedy Spurs Rep. Murphy To Re-Double Efforts To Pass Mental Health BillFor U.S. Rep. Tim Murphy, an Upper St. Clair Republican, the issue of gun violence and mental health has become very personal.
Wolf Imposes State Hiring Freeze & Travel RestrictionsAs Pennsylvania budget stalemate enters its fourth month, Gov. Tom Wolf is ordering a hiring freeze and restrictions on travel.
Republican Presidential Candidate Discusses Oil, Gas Exports During Visit To PittsburghRepublican presidential candidate Jeb Bush says ending the ban on U.S. oil exports and easing restrictions on natural gas exports will unleash the nation's economy.
North Allegheny’s Ban Of Rebel Flag Stirs Free Speech DebateWhen Zachary Klaus showed up to school, his favorite jacket with lots of emblems caused a stir with North Allegheny High School officials.
School Districts May Shut School Doors If Budget Impasse Drags OnAt the end of every month, school districts in Pennsylvania count on a big check from Harrisburg to help fund public schools, and for many districts, the funding is critical.
Court Suspends Pa. Attorney General Kane's Law LicensePennsylvania's highest court is ordering the suspension of Attorney General Kathleen Kane's law license, a step that could trigger a Senate vote to remove her as she faces criminal charges.
House Considers Designating English As Pennsylvania's LanguagePennsylvania state representatives are considering a proposal to make English the state's official language for government purposes, despite arguments it may send a hostile message to residents who don't speak it.
Elsie Hillman Many Accomplishments Remembered At MemorialSaturday many remembered a woman who left an incredible legacy for Pittsburgh and the region.
Budget Impasse Continues To Take Toll On ManyEntering its twelfth week, the failure of Governor Wolf and the Republican-controlled state legislature to reach a budget agreement is beginning to take a toll -- especially with social service agencies.
Local GOP Legislator Says Wolf Jumped The Gun On CompromiseLate Wednesday afternoon, Governor Wolf lashed out at Republican legislators for summarily rejecting his proposed budget compromises.