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.
Despite the objections of mayors like Pittsburgh’s Bill Peduto and Philadelphia’s Michael Nutter, the state legislature approved a bill backed by the National Rifle Association that opponents say will cost local taxpayers a lot of money.
Absent a last minute Congressional deal, a government shutdown will begin at midnight tonight — and Pennsylvanians will be affected.
It took a marathon weekend session but — with just hours to spare — the General Assembly approved a new $28.4 billion dollar state budget.
If you live in a municipality that depends on Pennsylvania State Police for protection, you could soon be paying for it.
A group of Democratic lawmakers from our area urged Governor Tom Corbett to come up with more money to improve transportation infrastructure and do more for mass transit.
What people really don’t like about Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget is what’s not being cut, like the state legislature. It’s the biggest full-time legislature in the country and one of the highest-paid.