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.
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.
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.
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.
Wolf, GOP Spar: Governor Vows Veto Of Stopgap Spending BillGov. Tom Wolf and top Republican senators sparred in the Capitol on Wednesday, as talks aimed at breaking a budget stalemate dragged on and the Democratic governor vowed to veto a short-term spending package that the GOP began advancing.
Gov. Wolf Puts Down Markers For Signing Short-Term Spending BillGov. Tom Wolf appears to be no mood to break an 11-week-old budget stalemate by signing onto a short-term spending plan that Republican lawmakers are preparing to advance.
Auditor General: School Audits Will Reflect Budget ImpassePennsylvania's elected fiscal watchdog says his department's audits of school districts will now include costs resulting from the state government's budget impasse.
In Pittsburgh, Wolf Seeks Public Help To Get Budget Through HarrisburgGovernor 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.
Budget Deadlock Approaching 3rd Week With No Talks PlannedNo negotiations between the Wolf administration and leaders of the Legislature's Republican majority are scheduled as Pennsylvania's budget stalemate approaches its third week.
Budget Impasse Continues With Differences From Last OneDemocratic 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.
Negotiators To Meet Amid Pennsylvania's Budget StalemateThe 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.