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  • Gov. Wolf’s 2019-20 budget plan: Winners and losers

    From pennlive.com Gov. Tom Wolf introduced his 2019-20 state budget in a joint address before the General Assembly today. Here are the winners and losers in the $34 billion plan. Follow the links for more details in specific areas, such as schools, business and state police. Schools: Public schools see a big boost in aid…

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  • Governor Wolf announces plans to “Restore PA”

    From pahomepage.com The governor stopped by the Luzerne County Emergency Management building to meet with local officials. The I-Team’s Andy Mehalshick was there.. Surrounded by state, county and local leaders at the Luzerne County Emergency Management Agency, Governor Tom Wolf called for action on a severance tax he says is long overdue.   “If you did…

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  • Wolf seeks $4.5B capital program paid by Marcellus Shale tax

    From pennlive.com Gov. Tom Wolf has said he will ask Pennsylvania lawmakers to approve a severance tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas production to finance a multibillion-dollar capital plan for a wide range of projects, from controlling floodwaters to fighting blight. Wolf, a Democrat, is kicking off his second term by floating a Marcellus Shale…

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  • Gov. Wolf again pitches plan for taxing Marcellus gas drillers

    From postgazette.com Gov. Tom Wolf on Thursday announced plans to once again seek a severance tax on Marcellus Shale natural gas drilling, promising to use the money for disaster recovery, infrastructure and the expansion of broadband internet, among other projects. The Democratic governor plans to approach state lawmakers with a proposal to borrow $4.5 billion…

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  • Gov. Wolf: Raising Minimum Wage Will Save Taxpayers Millions In Public Assistance Money

    From pittsburgh.cbslocal.com Pennsylvania should raise the state’s minimum wage, says Governor Tom Wolf. “When we give people a living wage for their work, it will lift them out of poverty, and as people earn more they can work their way off public assistance,” Wolf told a press conference in Harrisburg on Wednesday. Wolf asked the…

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  • Republican PA senator retires, leaving another opening in chamber

    From philly.com Republican Pennsylvania Sen. Don White announced on Tuesday that he will retire at the end of February, leaving a third vacancy in a chamber where the GOP majority recently shrank. White, 69, of Indiana County, has served in the Senate since 2001, most recently holding leadership roles on the Banking & Insurance and…

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  • Having lost fire to do the job, Richard Alloway announces retirement from Pa. Senate

    From the Chambersburg Public Opinion Sen. Richard Alloway II announced Friday that he will retire effective Feb. 28 and leave the state Senate midway through his third term. Alloway, a Republican, has represented the 33rd Senatorial District for 10 years. The district includes all of Adams County, most of Franklin County, and parts of Cumberland…

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  • Sen. Casey ends consideration of a presidential run in 2020

    From the Associated Press U.S. Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania is ending any consideration of joining a potentially crowded Democratic field running for president in 2020. Casey’s statement Friday comes a couple months after he dropped hints that he was considering a run, fresh off easily winning a third term in the Senate. The mild-mannered…

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