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Gov. Tom Wolf heads into last budget season with flush state coffers

Collections for the current July-to-June budget year are now $1.5 billion above expectations.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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How will handle your money in 2022?

By Scott LaMar

Updated: June 29, 2021 | 4:01 pm

GOP lawmakers pushing new election-auditing office in budget

Critics say an election-auditing bureau is duplicative, given the legal requirements for each county and the state to review election results for accuracy and investigate any discrepancies.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: June 28, 2021 | 5:22 pm

Aid for schools, overtime rule were key trade in budget deal

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, had sought more than $1 billion in new, higher funding for public schools, but met Republican resistance.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: June 25, 2021 | 3:52 pm

Republicans unveil budget that puts pandemic funds in bank

A summary by state House GOP leaders touted putting $2.5 billion into the rainy day fund and not spending much of the rest of the pandemic money as “fiscal restraint so we can prevent tax increases in the future.” There are no tax or fee increases.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press