Bucks Co. Withholding All Tax Payments To HarrisburgElected officials in a suburban Philadelphia county have turned the tables on state government, withholding all tax payments owed to Pennsylvania because state lawmakers and the governor have failed to reach agreement on a budget.
Wolf Says Ball Is In GOP's Court After Budget Deal BlowupWith the collapse of a fragile deal to end a five-month budget stalemate, Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that the next step is up to Republican legislative majority leaders.
Senate Begins Debate On Measure To Kill School Property TaxThe Pennsylvania Senate is beginning debate on a measure to eliminate school property taxes statewide by replacing the money with increases in state tax rates on sales and income.
Partisan Feud Erupts Over Proposal To End Budget StalemateThe structure of a deal to end Pennsylvania's five-month budget stalemate appears to be in trouble.
Wolf Orders Flags Lowered In Honor Of Paris VictimsGov. Tom Wolf is ordering that Pennsylvania and U.S. flags on state facilities be lowered to half-staff for the victims of Friday night's terror attacks in Paris.
Property Tax Debate Takes The Stage In Pennsylvania CapitolThe debate over school property taxes is taking the stage in the Pennsylvania Capitol.
Budget Deal Near With Higher Sales Tax, More School FundingA potential deal to break Pennsylvania's budget stalemate in its fifth month includes a state sales tax increase, expanded school property tax cuts and hundreds of millions of new dollars for public schools, top state lawmakers said Monday.
GOP's Budget Veto Override Fails In Pennsylvania SenateDemocrats in the Pennsylvania Senate aren't going along with a Republican bid to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of a short-term spending plan designed to break a four-month stalemate.
Gov. Wolf Says He Won't Cave On Demand To Fix State's DeficitDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he won't cave on his demand that lawmakers agree to measures to wipe out the state government's long-term deficit that has plunged its credit rating into the bottom ranks of states.
Facing A Huge Deficit, Pennsylvania Eyes Gambling For HelpRepublican lawmakers in Pennsylvania, who are resisting tax increases to balance a deep budget deficit, are taking steps toward the state's third expansion of gambling in six years as an alternative source of cash.
House Begins Debate On Wolf's Proposal To Tax Income, DrillingGov. Tom Wolf's tax proposal is being debated in the state House of Representatives in the first-term Democrat's effort to break Pennsylvania's 3-month-old budget impasse.
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.