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Lawmakers advance plan to spend $2.6 billion of Pennsylvania’s coronavirus stimulus
The plan, passed unanimously Thursday by the House Appropriations Committee, includes $632 million for nursing homes; $625 million for county block grants; $259 million to boost funding for intellectual disability care, and $225 million for small business grants.
Pa. faces $2B budget deficit as COVID-19 delays taxes, throttles business
Two months out from the deadline to pass a new state budget, Pennsylvania now faces a $2.2 billion deficit amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pa. tax revenues were down in March, as officials brace for bigger future hit from COVID-19
The shortfall, Revenue Secretary Dan Hassell said in a statement, was only partially related to the coronavirus pandemic.
Could charging Pa. motorists for rush-hour driving pay for infrastructure? PennDOT wants to find out
Officials at the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation told a House panel this week that they’re studying a congestion fee as a solution to the state’s constant search for cash to fund highway and public transit investment.
Wolf proposes staffing increases, fee hikes in DEP’s budget request
Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee suggested that the fee hikes for for dumping in landfills and drilling for natural gas, are just a stealth tax hike.
What are supplemental appropriations? The Pa. budget battle you’re not hearing about
The appropriations “have become structural,” Rep. Matt Bradford, of Montgomery County, the ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, told the Capital-Star.
A $9.50 minimum wage by 2022? The Pa. Senate just passed it. Now it’s up to the House.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Christine Tartaglione, D-Philadelphia, passed 42-7. Every Democrat and the majority of Republicans supported the bill.
Without minimum wage, cash assistance, $34 billion budget falls flat with some House Democrats
The House Appropriations Committee advanced a $33.997 billion budget Monday, the opening salvo in the week before the June 30 deadline to secure a new fiscal blueprint for next year.
As Pennsylvania’s budget deadline approaches, is a minimum wage increase still on the table?
Gov. Tom Wolf has made increasing the minimum wage a centerpiece of his budgets since taking office in 2015.
Pa. GOP leaders trumpet soaring state revenue, caution against spending
Legislative Republicans on Wednesday took a victory lap over a bustling state economy, giving credit to President Donald Trump's tax cuts, while cautioning against spending the newfound windfall.