pa budget

June 27, 2019 - 4:51 pm
Pennsylvania's Senate is sending Gov. Tom Wolf the main bill in a $34 billion compromise budget plan that uses strong tax collections to boost aid to public schools and universities, hold the line on taxes and put cash into reserve. The 42-8 vote comes amid a scramble in the Republican-controlled...
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June 25, 2019 - 5:54 pm
The State House of Representatives is advancing the just-unveiled $34 billion compromise budget plan after hard criticism by rank-and-file Democrats, including a floor fight over whether Democrats could criticize the package for lacking a minimum wage increase. The main budget bill passed, 140-62...
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June 22, 2018 - 4:45 pm
The main appropriations bill in a $32.7 billion spending package for Pennsylvania's approaching fiscal year is heading to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk, more than a week early. The Senate voted 47-2 this afternoon, three days after first details of the no-new-taxes package were unveiled. The bill passed the...
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June 19, 2018 - 1:23 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) Details of a state budget plan are emerging as rank-and-file Pennsylvania lawmakers are beginning to hear details about a package negotiated behind closed doors by top Republican lawmakers and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf. A spending package of around $32.5 billion could get a...
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February 05, 2018 - 8:39 am
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. Tuesday's forthcoming plan won't carry major new policy initiatives...
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July 27, 2017 - 6:19 am
Consumers' utility bills would go up, Marcellus Shale drillers would pay a tax they've long resisted and Pennsylvania would make a new effort to capture tax revenue from internet sales under legislation poised for a vote in the state Senate. Republicans who control the chamber unveiled their plan...
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July 26, 2017 - 7:26 am
A two-day session is scheduled by the PA Senate, and it appears Senators will resume efforts to close a two-billion-dollar budget gap by the original plan.The Senate is scheduled to reconvene at 3 pm
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July 10, 2017 - 8:40 am
At midnight tonight Gov. Tom Wolf must decide if the spending bill becomes law without his signature. Before then, Wolf can sign it, veto it or strike out some of the spending. There was no agreement late Sunday night, the ninth day of a budget stalemate between Wolf and leaders of the House and...
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June 27, 2017 - 5:25 am
Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Monday with five days left to pass an on-time budget and no firm agreements on how to address state government's biggest cash shortfall since the recession. Few, if any, lawmakers expect this year's budget plan to make any headway toward clearing up...
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