Working & The Economy

In State of the Union, Trump calls for unity – will Pa. lawmakers buy in?

BY: - February 6, 2019

By Robin Bravender, Capital-Star Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump implored Congress Tuesday to move past political gridlock in favor of bipartisan cooperation before he dug in in on the border security fight that threatens to shut down the government yet again. “We can make our communities safer, our families stronger, our culture richer, […]

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This is why House Democrats are focusing on economic security for working families | Opinion

BY: - February 6, 2019

By Frank Dermody  Many Americans have become discouraged with today’s politics of personal destruction and the influence of big money in campaigns. They are looking for something different. People want to vote for candidates up and down the ballot who will stand up for their ideals and fight for their interests. In 2018, more than […]

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

BY: - February 5, 2019

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 to expand to include more policies in the coming months. “It’s consistent with the previous budgets of the governor, […]

Regional news outlet, RadioPa, has a new owner in Maryland Media One

BY: - February 5, 2019

Radio PA, a Keystone State broadcast stalwart that faced the prospect of closing up shop in April, has a new owner. Baltimore-based Maryland Media One LLC, which runs the Maryland News Network, says it’ll take over operations of the regional news network starting April 16. In a news release, Maryland Media said Radio PA’s current […]

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

BY: - February 5, 2019

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 we’ll break the normal tradition as the opposition to come out and ridicule or complain about the governor’s proposal,” Senate […]

Gov. Tom Wolf wants a higher minimum wage and more money for teachers — with no new taxes

BY: - February 5, 2019

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

BY: - February 5, 2019

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

Read the full text of Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019 budget address

BY: - February 5, 2019

The administration's $34 billion spending plan increases state spending by nearly $1 billion without any major tax increases.

Five takeaways from Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget

BY: - February 5, 2019

From a minimum wage increase to a new fee on municipalities

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Looking to improve Pa’s business climate, Gov. Wolf? Here’s a suggestion or two | Opinion

BY: - February 5, 2019

By Gene Barr It’s the start of a new legislative session — and a new term for Gov. Tom Wolf. The governor’s budget address this Tuesday sets in motion a very busy time in state government, as lawmakers and the administration work to finalize a state spending plan while at the same time trying to […]

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Wolf, lawmakers can’t miss this chance to help Pennsylvania workers | Opinion

BY: - February 5, 2019

A budget is more than a series of line items and partisan proxy positions. It's a statement of principles.

Pennsylvania budget season starts today. Here’s what you need to know

BY: - February 5, 2019

Getting a budget passed is complicated, but the end result should be: spending = revenue.