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$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

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Pennsylvania lawmakers aim to fill virus-inflicted deficit

Gov. Tom Wolf has asked the Republican-controlled Legislature for another nearly $10 billion in spending to round out the fiscal year.

By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Spending CARES Act money, legalizing recreational pot among Wolf’s priorities as lawmakers return for fall session

The focus of Wolf’s fall agenda appears to be figuring out how to spend what’s left of the $1.3 billion in federal CARES Act money in Pa.’s treasury.

By Sam Dunklau

By-the-numbers: COVID-19’s big hit to Pa.’s economy

Budget shortfall, job losses and lost wages
By Ed Mahon


Updated: May 26, 2020 | 8:53 pm

Facing nearly $5 billion shortfall, Pa. lawmakers plan to pass short-term budget

The plan will allow officials to get a clearer picture of the strain placed on Pennsylvania’s finances by efforts to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
By Angela Couloumbis/Spotlight PA and Charlotte Keith/Spotlight PA
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