pa-budget-2022

COMMENTARY

After Texas, clergy gather to protest gun violence. How much is enough? | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - May 25, 2022

The Legislature's utter inaction on the most basic constraints on gun violence is one of the great moral failures of governance of the last decade.

Flush with cash, Pa. could see its surplus go down the drain | Analysis

BY: - May 24, 2022

As budget season approaches, financial experts say COVID relief funds should be reserved for one-time uses.

COMMENTARY

Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents are at risk. Only lawmakers can fix it | Opinion

BY: - May 23, 2022

The plight of Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents and their families must be a top priority this budget season.

COMMENTARY

We work with people with intellectual disabilities. Pa. needs to step up for us now | Opinion

BY: - May 20, 2022

We have asked for help for decades. Legislators have the opportunity now to fund our jobs adequately.

COMMENTARY

We must unite for our children and for our future as a nation | Opinion

BY: - May 17, 2022

A secure nation requires a well-educated populace. We cannot skimp on this critical investment in our children and our future.

COMMENTARY

With record tax collections, not spending would be ‘irresponsible,’ Wolf says | Tuesday Coffee

BY: - May 3, 2022

The state collected $6.5B in General Fund revenue in April, the most ever for a single month.

COMMENTARY

More money, more problems? Pa. tax collections shot up in March | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 4, 2022

As another budget season beckons, the state collected $5.6B billion in general fund revenue last month.

COMMENTARY

Early learning is vital to children’s development. Why is funding it such a struggle? | Opinion

BY: - April 1, 2022

Affordable and accessible child care is the key to the pandemic economic recovery, and solving the workforce shortage.

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Early childhood education is life-changing. We need to support those who teach it | Opinion

BY: - March 17, 2022

The Legislature also needs to significantly increase investments in early childhood programs for children from birth to five.

COMMENTARY

Pa. counties call for funding Biden’s mental health strategy | Thursday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 3, 2022

'The dynamic between the demand for services and the necessary funding is getting dangerously disproportionate,' an official said.

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Higher education innovation, statewide investment are the keys to growth in Pa. | Opinion 

BY: - March 3, 2022

Penn State looks forward to working with the Legislature to secure this key funding in the final budget agreement.

COMMENTARY

In his final budget, Wolf drops his State Police fee. But the problem remains | Mark O’Keefe

BY: - February 28, 2022

While the state won't see the revenue from the fees, it will also put an end to any conversations about how the state police could be used more efficiently.