Pennsylvania’s highest-ranking lawmakers are figuring out what will happen by the final budget deadline of June 30 — and what happens after they (probably) don’t meet that deadline. Those talks touch on everything from schools, to pensions, to taxes, and liquor privatization. Will Republican legislative leaders come to terms with new Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf? Or will the two sides fight through the summer and cause a government shutdown because of their impasse?
Why do sin taxes typically impact the poor to a greater a degree?
We have a state budget. We also have a ton of new taxes.
Speaker Mike Turzai stated that budget that passed under Governor Tom Corbett “finished in the black.” We looked into that.
Lawmakers may think they know how to spend the money. Now they just need to figure out how to make it.
Lawmakers have stalled on a bill to send money to the state-related universities; now the schools are preparing for the worst.
We put Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal day claim to the test.
Tom Wolf and the state Legislature can’t get a budget passed, and they’re arguing over the next one — meanwhile, here’s who’s hurting from a lack of funds.
How can state officials plan for next year when they haven’t even figured out this year?