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In Pittsburgh, Wolf Seeks Public Help To Get Budget Through Harrisburg

Governor Tom Wolf pressed the flesh with North Hills school officials as he worked to distinguish his state budget proposal from the Republican budget he vetoed.

07/13/2015

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Budget Deadlock Approaching 3rd Week With No Talks Planned

No negotiations between the Wolf administration and leaders of the Legislature’s Republican majority are scheduled as Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate approaches its third week.

07/13/2015

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Budget Impasse Continues With Differences From Last One

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t backing off his demand for a new state budget after vetoing a $30.2 billion document passed solely by Republican state lawmakers.

07/07/2015

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Negotiators To Meet Amid Pennsylvania’s Budget Stalemate

The Wolf administration and top lawmakers are expected to resume talking as Pennsylvania state government starts its new fiscal year with limited spending authority because the sides didn’t reach agreement on budget legislation.

07/06/2015

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Wolf Veto Message Outlines Reasons He Rejected GOP’s Budget

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto message to state lawmakers says the budget they’ve just sent him doesn’t spend enough on education and will make the state’s deficit worse.

07/01/2015

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House To Consider Changes To Pa. Public Sector Pension Plans

Proposals to move Pennsylvania’s newly hired public school employees and state workers into a 401(k)-style retirement plan and to privatize liquor sales faced state lawmakers Monday, less than two days before the annual budget deadline.

06/29/2015

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Work Through Weekend On State Budget

Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Sunday amid expectations the Republican majority will soon send the Democratic governor a state budget he has threatened to veto and other legislation he may also reject.

06/28/2015

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Wolf Plans Veto Of GOP Budget, Democrats Say

Gov. Tom Wolf told top Pennsylvania Democratic lawmakers he will veto a Republican budget plan that falls short of his priorities, two senior Democrats said Thursday.

06/25/2015

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State House Republicans Push Wolf Taxes To Unanimous Defeat

A measure combining all of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed tax increases went down unanimously Monday in the state House, but Republicans and Democrats had much different reasons for voting against it.

06/01/2015

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Penn Hills Superintendent Files Police Report On District Finances

The acting Penn Hills School Superintendent Dr. Nancy Hines filed a report with Penn Hills Police Monday.

05/18/2015

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Penn Hills School Board Members Go On Defensive Over Budget Mess

The Penn Hills School Board met Monday night after the Common Pleas Court recently gave the school district the green light to borrow up to $18 million so it can pay its bills.

04/28/2015

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Gov. Wolf & House Republicans Inch Closer To A Property Tax Deal

For decades, Pennsylvania governors and legislators have promised — but never delivered — substantial tax relief from higher and higher school property taxes.

04/22/2015

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Wolf Says Budget Deadline Might Slip With Republican Legislature

Gov. Tom Wolf acknowledged that the Republican-controlled state legislature might miss a June 30 deadline to pass a state budget.

04/08/2015

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Consumer Advocate Says Governor’s Sales Tax Plan Could Make Things Worse

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf wants to expand the sales tax to include a list of items that aren’t taxed now.

03/18/2015

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Governor Looks To Expand Sales Tax To Boost Funding For Education

They are things you buy all the time – from non-prescription drugs to candy to concert tickets and haircuts – and they are all tax-free in Pennsylvania. That is, at least for now.

03/18/2015

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