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  • PA House approves GOP's $30.1B spending plan

    PA House approves GOP's $30.1B spending plan
    In what might have been a futile first step to approve a state budget, the Republican-controlled House passed a spending plan Saturday that includes no new taxes and less funding for education than Gov. Tom Wolf has proposed.
  • Northampton vo-tech students build zero-energy home

    Northampton vo-tech students build zero-energy home
    With the flick of a switch, power from the solar panels on the roof of an Forks Township home flowed through a cable to an inverter box, converting it to the electricity that will power the home. A solar energy home built entirely by students —...

    Changes to Pa. property taxes advance in House

    Changes to Pa. property taxes advance in House
    HARRISBURG — A plan to replace nearly $5 billion in property taxes that are used to fund public education in Pennsylvania with higher sales and income taxes passed the state House on Tuesday, placing the issue squarely before lawmakers at the...

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's first budget raises income and sales taxes, restores school cuts

    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's first budget raises income and sales taxes, restores school cuts
    HARRISBURG — In his first budget address to lawmakers, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf laid out an ambitious $33.8 billion spending plan that raises taxes a combined 16 percent to slash corporate and property taxes, restore education cuts and wipe out...

    Fritz Walker: Gun groups sue municipalities for fun, profit

    Fritz Walker: Gun groups sue municipalities for fun, profit
    On the last day of the 2013-14 legislative session, Pennsylvania passed a law with appalling provisions, Act 192. For the past four years, the National Rifle Association had been vigorously lobbying for a bill that grants standing to anyone who can...