Gov. Tom Wolf Signs $40B Budget Package, Touts Public School FundingGov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday signed a roughly $40 billion budget package that passed last week, as he touted the importance of new funding for public schools.
School Funding, Overtime Rule Were Key Trade In Pennsylvania Budget DealA key trade that sealed a budget deal between Gov. Tom Wolf and Republicans who control the Legislature was a $100 million injection of cash into Pennsylvania’s poorest public schools in exchange for the governor backing off a regulatory expansion of eligibility for overtime pay.
Budget Research Group Endorses Gov. Wolf's Call To Increase Taxes On State's Top EarnersA budget research group that bills itself as non-partisan has endorsed Governor Tom Wolf's $38 billion budget plan.
Budget Hearings Begin With Gov. Tom Wolf’s Tax Plan Center StageLawmakers kicked off budget hearings Tuesday as the Pennsylvania state government faces a multibillion-dollar revenue gap — a hangover from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic — and Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to raise the state income tax takes center stage.
Gov. Tom Wolf Proposes Raising Income Taxes On High Earners, Boosting Aid For Public SchoolsGov. Tom Wolf asked lawmakers Wednesday to raise income taxes on higher earners and give public schools a massive boost in aid, even as he faces a gaping deficit and uncertainty over how much more pandemic relief the federal government will send.
Gov. Tom Wolf Seeks Big Increase In School Funding Supported By Tax IncreaseGov. Tom Wolf will propose a sweeping new plan to dramatically boost funding for public schools, to be supported by an increase in the state’s personal income tax rate, administration officials said Tuesday.
What To Watch For In Pennsylvania Governor's Budget ProposalGov. Tom Wolf has weathered knock-down, drag-out budget fights with lawmakers, massive and unforeseen cash deficits and, now in his next-to-last year, perhaps the heaviest dose of financial stress and unpredictability he’s seen.
Gov. Tom Wolf Lays Out 2021 AgendaFacing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Gov. Tom Wolf will ask lawmakers for a multibillion-dollar investment into workforce development and employment assistance to help Pennsylvania recover, his office said Thursday as the governor outlined his 2021 agenda priorities.
Gov. Tom Wolf Signs $35.5B Budget To Fund Pennsylvania Through June 2021Gov. Tom Wolf signed a budget to fund the state government through June of next year.
Pennsylvania Lawmakers May Tap Into Coronavirus Relief Funds To Balance State BudgetPennsylvania still has not spent $1.3 billion received under the federal CARES Act to deal with the coronavirus pandemic relief.
Pa. Declares Stronger Fiscal Health, But Clouds Still LoomGov. Tom Wolf says Pennsylvania is making its largest deposit into its budgetary reserve account in nearly two decades.
Pennsylvania Budget Cram Week Starts With Eye On Saving MoneyPennsylvania's budget cram week is beginning, as lawmakers are advancing a spending plan that benefits from a surplus to spread around modest spending increases.
Republican Lawmakers Push Budget-Related Legislation, Not Gov. Wolf's AgendaWith strong tax collections oiling the gears, Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers are working under the hood of a new spending plan as they head into the final weeks before lawmakers break for summer.
Gov. Wolf To Roll Out Budget ProposalDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf will roll out his fourth and final first-term budget proposal, an election-year plan that'll be relatively restrained after three years dominated by drawn-out budget fights with the Republican-controlled Legislature.
Wolf Has Little Choice But To Sign Bills For BudgetPennsylvania's ugly budget process has left a Frankenstein-like assortment sitting on Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's desk.