Read all of the Capital-Star’s budget week coverage in one place
President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, speaks at a June press conference Wednesday after a vote on General Assistance led to a shouting match on the Senate floor (Capital-Star photo).
With the final votes out of the way, and the ink from Gov. Tom Wolf’s pen drying on the finished documents, another Pennsylvania budget season is in the books. And since it’s the Capital-Star’s first-ever budget season, we thought it would be useful to have all our coverage from this very busy week in one place.
Since the $34 billion spending plan is a many-headed beast, we’ve grouped our coverage below by subject area to make it easier for you to navigate your way through the stories.
The foundational stuff
The General Assistance debate
Pa’s women and families will benefit from a higher minimum wage. Here’s how (Frances Wolf op-Ed)
How raising the minimum wage gets people to work their way off public assistance (Teresa Miller op-Ed)
It’s Budget Week: Here are five, essential things to know (Morning Coffee)
Gov. Tom Wolf will get an on-time budget. But will he get a win? (Morning Coffee)
‘A very serious vote:’ A few scenes from Day 2 of Budget Week (Morning Coffee)
The end game
The Top 5 Tweets that sum up our very weird #PaBudget Week (Morning Coffee)
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