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Updated: August 25, 2020 | 12:56 pm

Gov. Tom Wolf asks lawmakers to legalize pot, spend virus funds

House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff, a Republican from Centre County, was dismissive of the governor's proposals.
By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Tax collections in Pa. rebound on pent-up shopper demand, but state still faces huge budget deficit

Without additional federal aid, the state will probably have to make serious budget cuts or significantly increase borrowing to make ends meet.

By Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA

Schools relieved as Pa. budget poised to avoid education cuts, for now

The prospect of a cut in five months — during the middle of the school year — is something parents, teachers, and students “shouldn’t be faced with right now."
By Avi Wolfman-Arent/Keystone Crossroads

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Pennsylvania preps short-term budget amid coronavirus uncertainty

Officials in the House and Senate Republican majorities said that they expected to wrap up votes on a roughly $25.8 billion package this week.
By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: May 1, 2020 | 2:19 pm

Budget fallout from the coronavirus hitting Pennsylvania hard

The losses from the shutdowns can be expected to widen in May and beyond.
By Marc Levy/The Associated Press and Claudia Lauer/The Associated Press

Pennsylvania will fall behind economically without targeted investment, officials say

The DCED plans to invest in programs that reduce barriers to employment and provide people access to workforce training.

By Margaret J. Krauss/WESA

Lawmakers question Wolf’s corporate tax proposals—again

The Democratic Governor has pitched the same overhaul to Pennsylvania’s corporate tax structure for five years in a row.
By Katie Meyer