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From the pump to potatoes: Inflation hits home for the holidays in Pa.

“Choices have to be made here. Do I get my son the extra groceries he wanted or make that payment to PECO this month?”

By Laura Benshoff/WHYY

Pa. lawmakers’ spending jumps, boosting reserves during pandemic

Total spending reached $392 million, up from $362 million the prior year and from $355 million in the 2017-18 year. Payroll costs grew by about $29 million.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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Taxpayers foot bill to supply legislators, army of aides

One state representative dinged taxpayers for a $1.08 container of hairspray so she could kill flies.
By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

Lawmakers disclose their $362 million in spending last year

The largest type of expense, by far, is payroll and benefits, which cost slightly over $299 million.

By The Associated Press

Wolf paints a rosy revenue picture in his sixth budget proposal

The governor says the days of “painful” budgets are behind Pennsylvania, thanks to a strong economy. But Republicans say Wolf should work harder to reign in spending.
By Katie Meyer

State House GOP moves to cut down extra budget spending

"Everybody out there believes we have $813 million dollars to spend when we really don't."
By Katie Meyer