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Jake Corman

Wolf seeks income, drilling tax hikes to end budget impasse

Gov. Tom Wolf put a revamped tax plan before state lawmakers on Tuesday, lowering his proposed income tax increase to a half-point, cutting the size of the gas extraction tax he wants and eliminating a plan to raise the sales tax rate. State House members received details less than a day before they will have to cast votes on the freshman governor's bid to end a state budget impasse that's already dragged into a fourth month. Wolf's proposal also includes cuts for seniors and disabled people in the property taxes that fund public schools. The administration said the new money will close the deficit, add about $400 million annually for basic education and boost spending for...