pa-budget-2021

Wolf calls for income tax increase to close looming state deficit, fund education

BY: and - February 3, 2021

Speaking to House and Senate lawmakers from a virtual bully pulpit, Wolf extorted viewers who agreed with his aims — additional school funding, a $15 minimum wage, and legal recreational cannabis  — to call their state representatives and demand action on his proposal.

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Budget Day 2021: 5 things to watch for in Gov. Tom Wolf’s new spending plan | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - February 3, 2021

A few proposals get a new coat of paint. But the Democrat is also going big in his new spending plan.

Wolf to seek personal income tax hike to boost school funding

BY: - February 2, 2021

(*This story was updated at 3 p.m. on 2/2/21 with new information about the administration’s tax plan, further details on its education funding plan, and comment from education advocate Donna Cooper.) Gov. Tom Wolf will ask state lawmakers to approve an increase to Pennsylvania’s personal income tax to pay for new funding for public schools. […]

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This budget season, lawmakers have to put underserved students first | Opinion

BY: - February 2, 2021

These inequities are baked into Pennsylvania’s current school funding system. Without action they will continue to grow worse.

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Biden’s executive orders aren’t the problem. A broken Congress is | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - January 29, 2021

Congress has been surrendering power to the White House for years. If lawmakers are unhappy with executive orders, they can always do their jobs.

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With budget season approaching, Wolf, lawmakers must fully fund Pa.’s community colleges | Opinion

BY: - January 26, 2021

For community colleges, who we educate is almost as important as what we teach. We are essential to our communities.

No pomp, zero circumstance: Wolf will deliver virtual budget address

BY: - January 25, 2021

A spokesperson for Wolf confirmed the plan, and said more details would be released later this week.