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Wolf pitches massive attempt to fix Pa. school funding inequities with income tax hike

The proposal would increase the state’s personal income tax from 3.07% to 4.49% in the next fiscal year. About half of the new revenue would go to schools, and the rest would help fill in big, largely pandemic-induced budget gaps.

By Katie Meyer/WHYY and Miles Bryan/Keystone Crossroads

A look at Gov. Wolf’s policy proposals for the 2021-22 year

Impose a tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production to underwrite billions of dollars to expand workforce development and employment assistance programs to help the state recover from the economic effects of the coronavirus.

By The Associated Press

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Updated: February 2, 2021 | 12:53 pm

Governor Tom Wolf seeks big increase in school funding, tax increase

The biggest part of that, $1.35 billion, would be distributed to schools to pay for their primary operations, like teacher salaries, operations costs and supplies, on top of the $6.8 billion they currently receive, Jen Swails, Wolf’s budget secretary, said in an interview.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Snow delays Governor Tom Wolf’s budget address a day

He will deliver the address — usually 30 or 40 minutes long — by a pre-recorded video instead of speaking in-person to a joint session of the House and Senate.
By The Associated Press