Republican leaders say governor’s proposed spending increases are a non-starter

Republican leaders say governor’s proposed spending increases are a non-starter

Republican legislative leaders from the House and Senate responded to Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address Tuesday afternoon, saying the nearly $1 billion spending increase over last year’s enacted budget proposed by the governor is a non-starter in their respective chambers.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Gov. Wolf proposes $33 billion budget that prioritizes education funding and workforce development

Gov. Wolf proposes $33 billion budget that prioritizes education funding and workforce development

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday gave his fourth budget address, the last of his current term, that proposes a spending plan ringing in at $33 billion in expenditures and prioritizes education funding and workforce development initiatives while once again calling for a severance tax, agency consolidations, and per capita municipal fee to pay for State Police coverage of municipalities without their own police force.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Lawmakers make budget priorities known in advance of governor’s FY 2018-2019 budget address

Lawmakers make budget priorities known in advance of governor’s FY 2018-2019 budget address

While budget address week is a time traditionally reserved for governors to set their budget priorities and legislative agenda for the year, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle in the House and Senate are making their budget and legislative priorities known in advance of the governor’s budget address, scheduled for Tuesday, February 6, 2018, at 11:30 a.m.

Monday, February 5, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Farm Show transaction, gaming expansion money leads state revenue to exceed expectations

Farm Show transaction, gaming expansion money leads state revenue to exceed expectations

The Department of Revenue and the Independent Fiscal Office released information Thursday on how state revenue collections matched up with expectations, and both reported that January revenue numbers exceeded expectations.

Thursday, February 1, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Common Sense Caucus lays out budget priorities in advance of governor’s budget address

Common Sense Caucus lays out budget priorities in advance of governor’s budget address

The Common Sense Caucus—a self-entitled voting bloc within the House Republican Caucus prioritizing lower state spending, regulatory and welfare reform, and economic growth—sought to get ahead of Gov. Tom Wolf’s upcoming budget address by laying out their budget priorities and concerns at a Thursday news conference.

Thursday, February 1, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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