Lessons of the pandemic: What Pa. can do to reduce future evictions | Opinion
By providing financial help, rental relief programs also reduced food insecurity and mental stress for families.
The new Pa. budget helped. Let’s keep supporting long-term care | Opinion
Here are the legislative steps that Congress and state lawmakers can take next.
Despite economic headwinds, most state budget experts aren’t worried | Analysis
Tax collections remain strong, and analysts are predicting a slowdown, not a recession.
School districts benefit from mental health funding in the new Pa. budget. Here’s how | Opinion
The spending plan provides $200M to address student mental health and school safety.
New Pa. budget includes $140M boost to state’s Property Tax/Rent Rebate program
Pennsylvanians living with a disability, widows who are aged 50 and older, and residents 65 or older can qualify.
Think Biden’s bad? Every other alternative is worse | Wednesday Morning Coffee
A new poll shows Dems want to dump Biden. That sets up a repeat of the failure of 2016.
New Pa. budget includes long-sought corporate tax cut
The recently approved state budget includes a long-sought reduction to Pennsylvania’s corporate net income tax, one of the highest in the nation. The tax will be lowered from the current 9.99 percent — a figure not changed since 1995 — to 8.99 percent this year. It will then drop an additional 0.5 percent each year […]
State budget will give environmental efforts a funding boost, advocates, lawmakers say
The spending plan that the Republican-controlled General Assembly approved last week includes a $535,000 increase to the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, $100 million to support the rehabilitation, repair, and development of parks and forest areas, and a $5 million increase to the Conservation District Fund, as well as $220 million in federal COVID-19 relief funds to establish a clean streams fund.
Pa. budget adds money for gun violence prevention programs; bigger reforms are left undone
More substantive initiatives, such as an assault weapons ban, red flag law remain in committee.
Wolf OKs bill for Pa. National Guard to provide cybersecurity training to local governments
Malware is reportedly the leading front of asymmetrical warfare.
Gov. Tom Wolf signs state budget, celebrates education funding
Gov. Tom Wolf, who signed the proposal in a private event later Friday evening, celebrated education investments.
Here’s how Pa.’s advocacy community reacted to the 2022-23 state budget
From schools to climate change, a cross-section of comment on the $45.2B spending plan on its way to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk.