Pennsylvania State Government Facing More Projected DeficitsThe Pennsylvania Legislature's independent budget analyst projected more big deficits in the coming years, including a shortfall this year.
Pennsylvania's Cigarette Tax To Rise By $1 Per Pack Aug. 1Starting Aug. 1, Pennsylvania's newly enacted budget package means that the per-pack tax on cigarettes will rise by $1 to $2.60.
Pennsylvania Lawmakers Eye Final Votes On Tax PackageHouse and Senate votes were expected on a $1.3 billion revenue package that was still under wraps Wednesday morning after lawmakers worked into Tuesday night to settle its final details.
Pennsylvania Budget Strategy Dares Lawsuit, Bond DowngradeTuesday was expected to be crucial to determining whether the tax-averse Legislature controlled by huge Republican majorities will pass a tax increase to fully fund the spending bill.
Gov. Wolf Allows Budget To Become Law, But Waits For Revenue Bill To Pay For ItDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf said he would not stop a roughly $31 billion election-year spending bill from becoming law.
Pennsylvania Budget Talks Enter Weekend As Decision LoomsPennsylvania's House of Representatives is scheduled to return to session this weekend as budget negotiators are still at odds over how to fill a hole in a spending plan on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's desk.
Wolf Won't Endorse House Budget Plan, Says It's Not BalancedThe Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday passed the main appropriations bill in a nearly $31.6 billion budget plan.
State Lawmakers Inch Closer To Budget Deal In Final WeekPennsylvania state lawmakers are trickling back into the Capitol for the final days of the state government's fiscal year as budget negotiators try to produce a budget package that Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will sign.
Gov. Wolf Says Budget Can Hit Goals Without Major Tax IncreaseDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf is backing off his proposal for an increase on sales or income taxes, and now says his budget priorities can be met without it.
Gov. Wolf Says State Must Do More To Help SchoolsAs school districts across the state struggle to adopt budgets for the next school year without help from Harrisburg, the talk of laying off teachers, cutting programs and raising local property taxes has gotten louder.
Local Democrats Say Wolf Retaliates Against Constituents For Their GOP Budget VoteLocal Democratic lawmakers are accusing the governor, a fellow Democrat, of hurting their local constituents.
East Allegheny Schools, Other Programs Relieved Budget Impasse Is OverNews that Pennsylvania will have a budget because Gov. Tom Wolf will allow the GOP version to become law came just the nick of time for some school districts and social service groups.

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