Gov. Wolf on new House GOP budget-balancing proposal: “I feel it’s a bad idea. It’s nonsense.”

Gov. Wolf on new House GOP budget-balancing proposal: “I feel it’s a bad idea. It’s nonsense.”

In some of the strongest words used by Pennsylvania’s chief executive in the ongoing budget impasse, Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday lambasted a new plan by House Republican members to balance the state’s books by using special fund transfers and other one-time sources of revenue rather than seeking revenue in the form of higher taxes and other recurring revenue sources.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf, legislators discuss "It's On Us PA" campaign legislative package

Gov. Wolf, legislators discuss "It's On Us PA" campaign legislative package

Gov. Tom Wolf joined legislators, and students from Pennsylvania colleges to discuss the "It's On Us PA" campaign, which would work towards ending sexual assault in schools in across the state. Part of this campaign are six bills that Gov. Wolf and legislators discussed at Wednesday's press conference.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Sec. Topper kicks off Procurement Expo and Forum

Sec. Topper kicks off Procurement Expo and Forum

Secretary of the Department of General Services, Curt Topper, kicked off the 2017 Pennsylvania Procurement Expo and Forum at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Center on Wednesday morning.
Wednesday, September 6, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
House GOP coalition unveils “The Taxpayers’ Budget”

House GOP coalition unveils “The Taxpayers’ Budget”

Six weeks of work by a cadre of 18 rank-and-file House Republicans—self-entitled the “budget hawks”—was brought to fruition Tuesday as the group unveiled their long-anticipated budget plan that balances last year’s books and the $31.99 billion spending plan passed in June by utilizing special fund transfers, closing tax loopholes, moving around excess funds, and other funding maneuvers to avoid a tax increase and borrowing from the state’s Tobacco Settlement Fund.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA collects $2.1 billion in August revenue

PA collects $2.1 billion in August revenue

Friday, the Department of Revenue reported August’s revenue figures, noting the Commonwealth collected $2.1 billion for the month, bringing fiscal-year-to-date collections up to a total of $4.2 billion 

Tuesday, September 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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