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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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Gov. Wolf Tours New Castle School, Pledging More State Money

New Castle Area School District gave Gov. Tom Wolf quite a welcome, as he pitched his budget plan of $400 million more in state money for basic education funding.

03/18/2015

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Movie Industry In Pittsburgh Jeopardized By Low Film Tax Credit

We’re so used to movie and TV companies in Pittsburgh with their Hollywood celebrities that it’s easy to think this could go on forever. Not true.

03/04/2015

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Expert Crunches Numbers On Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed trade off — lower property taxes, but higher income and sales taxes — is getting mixed reaction.

03/03/2015

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Wolf Seeks Billions In Higher Taxes For Schools, Tax Revamp

Gov. Tom Wolf is asking Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve $4 billion in higher taxes and new taxes to help boost school aid and shift education funding away from local property taxes.

03/03/2015

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Democrats Say Wolf’s Budget Proposal Will Be Ambitious

More details of Gov. Tom Wolf’s forthcoming budget proposal emerged Monday, as top Democratic lawmakers said Wolf’s ambitious proposal must be considered as a whole, rather than as pieces.

03/02/2015

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Gov. Wolf Looking At Both Cutting & Raising Taxes

Gov. Tom Wolf will urge lawmakers to cut Pennsylvania’s major corporate income tax rate by half, while broadening how it is applied, to make the state more attractive to employers, he said Wednesday.

02/25/2015

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Lengthy Bus Routes Have Blairsville-Saltsburg District Parents Upset

Parents of students at a local school district are heated over busing routes.

02/05/2015

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City Launches New “Fiscal Focus” Website

Wondering how the City of Pittsburgh is spending your tax dollars?

02/04/2015

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New Chief Sworn In On Heels Of Police Body Camera Approval

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto says he’s allocating $650,000 from next year’s budget to outfit the city’s entire police force with body cameras.

12/09/2014

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Wolf’s $1B Drilling Tax Prediction Might Be High

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf might have been off the mark by hundreds of millions of dollars when he said during his campaign that a new severance tax on natural gas drillers would raise more than $1 billion, potentially complicating his bid to secure new funding for Pennsylvania schools and alleviate a severe budget shortfall.

12/07/2014

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Peduto Proposing Tax, Rate, Fee Increases

If you live or do business in the City of Pittsburgh, start preparing to dig a little deeper because you’ll be paying more to do either next year.

12/05/2014

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EXCLUSIVE: Wolf Talks Election, Budget In First TV Interview Since Win

Governor-elect Tom Wolf was in Pittsburgh this evening to support Rich Fitzgerald’s bid for re-election as county executive.

12/04/2014

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City Council Considering Proposal To Raise Real Estate Millage

A proposal on the table for Pittsburgh City Council would raise city real estate millage by a half mill, which would cost the owner of a $100,000 home an extra $42 a year.

12/03/2014

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