Legislature

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Budget Deadlock Approaching 3rd Week With No Talks Planned

No negotiations between the Wolf administration and leaders of the Legislature’s Republican majority are scheduled as Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate approaches its third week.

07/13/2015

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Budget Impasse Continues With Differences From Last One

Democratic 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.

07/07/2015

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Negotiators To Meet Amid Pennsylvania’s Budget Stalemate

The 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.

07/06/2015

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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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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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NRA Wins One In The Legislature Over Local Opposition

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.

10/21/2014

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Government Shutdown Will Impact Local Area

Absent a last minute Congressional deal, a government shutdown will begin at midnight tonight — and Pennsylvanians will be affected.

09/30/2013

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Corbett Signs Budget, As Bigger Agenda Stalls

It took a marathon weekend session but — with just hours to spare — the General Assembly approved a new $28.4 billion dollar state budget.

07/01/2013

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State Rep. Pushing To Make Communities Pay For State Police Protection

If you live in a municipality that depends on Pennsylvania State Police for protection, you could soon be paying for it.

04/16/2013

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Democratic Lawmakers Call On Governor To Fund Transportation

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.

01/31/2012

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Lawmaker Perks Criticized In Wake Of Proposed Pa. Budget

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.

03/10/2011