A standing ovation greeted Congressman Tim Murphy on Monday morning, as he was joined by other elected officials and military leaders at the 911th Airlift Wing.
They are the largest across-the-board federal spending cuts in history. President Obama signed the order setting them into motion Friday night. Now, some local congressmen are weighing in.
Sequestration is a fancy name for across-the-board federal budget cuts — and just about everything is affected.
The Obama administration says automatic spending cuts set to take effect this week would mean less money for Pennsylvania’s schools, military, environmental protection, and drug treatment.
Struggling to pay bills or budget your money, maybe you feel that you have plenty to spare. The problem is, you and your spouse cannot decide what to spend it on.
What most people took away from Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget address on Tuesday is that gas prices could go up even further to pay for our region’s transportation and road costs.
Gasoline prices continue to rise this week and the price could go higher if lawmakers approve Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to raise the cap on the state’s oil franchise tax.
Gov. Tom Corbett unveiled his budget proposal today. He says he plans to spend an additional $600 million in the upcoming fiscal year.
Executive Director of The Pennsylvania Budget and Policy Center Sharon Ward joins KDKA Radio’s Johnna Pro to discuss what they expect to see from Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2013-14 spending plan.
The Pittsburgh School Board approved a budget for city schools Wednesday night, but postponed action on raising property taxes, as recommended by Superintendent Dr. Linda Lane.
Gov. Tom Corbett says he will soon present his plans for dealing with pension costs, liquor privatization and the state’s transportation system.
In case you missed the Wednesday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News here are some of the highlights.
The Keystone Pension Report issued by Budget Secretary Charles Zogby warns of a costly crisis in the state’s two pension systems covering public school employees and all state employees.
Chris Moore and Chris Hellman talk about the military and federal budget. Hellman is a communications liaison at the National Priorities Project and the lead author of “A People’s Guide to the Federal Budget.”
On the Tuesday edition of the KDKA Afternoon News, KDKA Radio’s Bill Rehkopf talked with Pittsburgh Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.