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  • To kill or to cut? Wolf's property tax plan has competition

    The success of Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to make Pennsylvania's school funding system fairer could hinge on this: Whether he can convince enough lawmakers that his plan would end the days of rising school property taxes.
  • Pennsylvania school funding lawsuit lands in catch-22

    Pennsylvania school funding lawsuit lands in catch-22
    HARRISBURG — A panel of seven judges hinted Wednesday that parents and school districts have a long shot at getting the courts to overturn the state's school funding system, and that even if they win, new money might not follow. Commonwealth Court...

    $3 billion budget gap ball bounces into GOP lawmakers' court

    The $3 billion ball is now in the Republicans' court. Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has sent his first budget proposal to the Legislature, and it has been roundly panned by Republicans who control both chambers. But, as the majority in the Legislature,...

    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...

    Wolf seeks billions in higher taxes for schools, tax revamp

    In an ambitious first budget plan, Gov. Tom Wolf on Tuesday proposed more than $4 billion in higher state taxes on income, sales and natural gas drilling to support a huge injection of money into schools and property tax cuts as part of an overhaul of the...