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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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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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