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Wolf promotes natural gas tax to boost pandemic economy

Those funds would fuel Back to Work PA, a $3 billion initiative to support workers and small businesses struggling due to restrictions designed to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Wolf’s tax plan takes center stage as budget hearings begin

Lawmakers kicked off budget hearings Tuesday as the Pennsylvania state government faces a multibillion-dollar revenue gap.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

As Pa. budget shows, the governor is from Venus, the Legislature is from Mars

In Pennsylvania, no Democratic governor has had even one chamber of the Legislature in his corner since 2010.

By Charles Thompson/PennLive and Jan Murphy/PennLive

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Highlights of Gov. Tom Wolf’s spending plan for 2021-22

Gov. Tom Wolf asked lawmakers Wednesday to raise income taxes on higher earners and give public schools a massive boost in aid.

By The Associated Press

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

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

$11B budget package passes Pennsylvania Legislature

“We should take no pleasure in MacGyvering a state budget by stealing funds that were meant for coronavirus relief,” said state Sen. Tim Kearney.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Updated: November 19, 2020 | 8:04 pm

Pennsylvania lawmakers begin advancing $11B budget package

Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat, earlier this fall asked the Republican-controlled Legislature for another $10 billion in spending to round out the fiscal year. That was after lawmakers approved a piecemeal, no-new-taxes $25.8 billion budget in May.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Analysis: Pa. faces a several billion dollar tax shortfall thanks to the pandemic-affected economy

As state lawmakers prepare to discuss the latest proposed state budget, an expert group predicts the commonwealth won’t have enough tax money to fully fund it.

By Sam Dunklau