Congress Clears Temporary Spending Bill To Avert ShutdownThe Republican-led Congress narrowly passed a temporary spending bill Thursday to avert a government shutdown, doing the bare minimum in a sprint toward the holidays and punting disputes on immigration, health care and the budget to next year.
Pennsylvania Budget Package Hit By $200M LawsuitA Pennsylvania state budget that relies heavily on one-time cash infusions is facing a $200 million lawsuit in federal court.
Cash-Poor Pennsylvania Gets $1.8B Loan To Pay Bills On TimeThe cash-strapped Pennsylvania state government is getting another loan to pay its bills on time.
Lawmakers Push Borrowing, Gambling Bills In Budget ScrambleA bill to expand casino-style gambling would make Pennsylvania the first state to allow both casino and lottery games online.
Senate Eyes House Budget Plan That's Short Of What It WantedAmid a four-month budget standoff, the Pennsylvania Senate is returning to the Capitol to confront a House budget-balancing plan.
Trump Wants House GOP To Pass Budget QuicklyPresident Donald Trump has urged House Republicans to move swiftly on passing the budget during a conference call, clearing the way for what he called an historic step on taxes.
Natural Gas Production Tax Gets Life In Pennsylvania HouseGov. Tom Wolf is urging leaders of the Republican-controlled state House of Representatives to speed a vote on legislation to tax Marcellus Shale natural gas production in the nation's No. 2 gas state.
Pennsylvania Gets 2nd Treasury Loan To Make Payments On TimeThe Pennsylvania Treasury is extending a five-day, $700 million credit line to tide over the state government's deficit-ridden finances.
Wolf To Pursue Farm Show Borrowing Plan To Plug DeficitDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration will look to borrow against the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center to help plug a projected $2.2 billion deficit.
Collapse Of State Budget Talks Leaves Higher Ed Aid In LimboThe collapse of budget negotiations is leaving state aid to five Pennsylvania universities in limbo three months into the fiscal year.
Opposition Grows To Warehousing Tax Amid Budget StalemateAn evolving proposal to fill Pennsylvania state government's $2.2 billion projected deficit is hitting opposition over extending the state sales tax to business-to-business storage and warehousing.
Lawmakers Return Amid Effort To End 3-Month Budget StalemateLawmakers are to return to the Pennsylvania Capitol amid a three-month-old budget stalemate.
State's Credit Rating Downgraded, Will Cost Taxpayers MoneyStandard & Poor's has downgraded Pennsylvania's credit rating.
Gov. Wolf Says Time Running Out On Budget Deal Before DowngradeDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania state government has less than two weeks to end a budget stalemate before the state's battered credit rating gets another downgrade and he must delay more payments for lack of cash.
Budget Stalemate Continues Into 80th Day; Arbitrary Cuts LoomingIt has been 80 days since Pennsylvania lawmakers approved a spending plan without passing a way to pay for it, and a resolution seems no closer today than ever.