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Sober? Steady? Liked by Republicans? A most unusual Wolf budget indeed | John L....

There was plenty that was familiar about Gov. Tom Wolf's fifth budget address on Tuesday.Once again, he was after a higher minimum wage and more money for public schools. And he was taking another...

Can the Pa. Legislature be trusted to investigate its own #MeToo allegations?

There is still no system to investigate sexual harassment complaints uniformly in the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Bipartisan lawmakers are floating proposals to change that.

Here’s how Pa’s congressional delegation responded to President Trump’s #SOTU speech

The final syllables of President Donald Trump's second State of the Union address had barely stopped echoing through the hall of the U.S. House on Tuesday night before members of Congress started weighing in...

In the middle of #SOTU, Congress sings ‘Happy Birthday’ to 81-year-old survivor of Tree...

There was plenty of sharp-elbowed partisanship in President Donald Trump's second State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday night.But in the middle of it, Republicans and Democrats took...

Democrats are happy with Wolf’s budget proposal — but want to go further

The reaction from Gov. Tom Wolf's own party to his Tuesday budget address?It’s a start.Members of the Democratic minority from both chambers sees Wolf's proposed budget as an uncontroversial kickoff to negotiations they hope...

Republican leaders praise Wolf’s proposed workforce initiatives, bristle at spending increases

State Republicans this afternoon had measured praise for Gov. Tom Wolf’s fifth budget proposal, saying that while they support his initiatives to develop Pennsylvania’s workforce, they may oppose proposals to increase overall spending.“I think...

Pa. Senate passes pension forfeiture bill, report

A quick one from our colleagues at Capitolwire, who report this morning that the Senate has approved legislation that would expand the list of offenses that would require public employees and officials to forfeit...

Gov. Tom Wolf wants a higher minimum wage and more money for teachers —...

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to raise the minimum wage, increase the base salary for teachers, and invest heavily in workforce development.

‘Pennsylvania must do better:’ Advocacy community splits on Wolf’s budget plan

Where you stand on the administration's proposal for the fiscal year that starts on July 1 largely depends on where you sit.

It’s our birthday! It’s your budget day! | Tuesday Morning Coffee

A Wolf budget. A Trump State of the Union. What could possibly go wrong?