State Budget

Gov. Wolf: A 'Train Wreck' Is Coming If Budget Isn't BalancedDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf is warning of huge cuts in spending for education and local services next year without a balanced budget as Pennsylvania lawmakers return to the state Capitol.
Wolf: Money Isn’t There For Funding State-Related UniversitiesA push by the Republican majority in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives to free up $578 million for Penn State and other state-related universities has failed.
Partial Budget Good News For Schools, But Maybe Not For LongThe partial state budget Gov. Tom Wolf signed this week brought good news for Pennsylvania's 500 school districts, provided a stage for political venting by the leaders of state government and underscored the bad news...
Gov. Wolf Vetoes Parts Of Budget, Calls On Legislators To Get Back To WorkGov. Wolf vetoed parts of an overdue state budget, but freed up $23.3 billion in funding this morning.
Wolf To Make Announcement About Republican-Passed BudgetLawmakers waited Monday for Gov. Tom Wolf to take action on the budget bill on his desk and saw no clear way to resolve their differences as Pennsylvania's record-long impasse approached its seventh month.
Lawmakers Considering Options Amid Pa. Budget Deal's DefeatLawmakers are considering their options amid the wreckage of a deal between Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers to end Pennsylvania's nearly six-month budget stalemate.
House Kills Pension Bill, Leaving Budget Deal In TattersA proposal to revamp Pennsylvania's two large public-sector pension systems was defeated overwhelmingly Saturday in the state House, collapsing a deal to solve the state's 6-month-old budget impasse.
Norwin School District Considering Closure Without State Budget FundsNorwin School District may be forced to borrow money or close its schools in early 2016 as the state budget stalemate drags on.
Senate Moves Pennsylvania Budget Fight Into House's CourtThe Pennsylvania Senate sprinted through hundreds of pages of just-unveiled budget legislation Thursday, handing it back to the House Republican majority and all but ensuring that a five-month stalemate that is crippling social services agencies would blow into next week.
Schools May Stay Closed After Christmas Due To Budget StalemateIn the partisan budget stalemate, legislators seem to have forgotten some victims -- school children.
Senate Tries To Forge Ahead Amid 11th-Hour Budget ClashLawmakers are trickling back into the Capitol for another day of work in an 11th-hour clash over a deal to end Pennsylvania's 5-month-old budget stalemate.
Local Arts Community Speaks Out Against Proposed Ticket TaxCall it a ticket tax -- a seven percent sales tax on tickets you purchase to any of Pittsburgh's performing arts -- the ballet, the symphony, the opera, dance, musical events, or a favorite play.

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