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  • Education a big winner under Wolf's proposed budget

    Education a big winner under Wolf's proposed budget
    Delivering on a promise that helped bring him victory, Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing an education budget for 2015-16 that seeks to restore funding for public schools and higher education that his predecessor, Tom Corbett, wiped way. Wolf's first budget,...
  • Democrats say Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal will be ambitious

    Democrats say Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's budget proposal will be ambitious
    HARRISBURG — More details of Gov. Tom Wolf's forthcoming budget proposal emerged Monday, as top Democratic lawmakers said Wolf's ambitious proposal must be considered as a whole, rather than as pieces. The Wolf administration has not released many...
  • Is it really nerdy to try to sound intelligent?

    Is it really nerdy to try to sound intelligent?
    I wrote Sunday about the Mike Judge movie, "Idiocracy," which satirizes the dumbing down of our society. I used it to make some points about measles, climate change and politics, but it could just as easily have been a business column — in the...
  • Gov. Tom Wolf begins unwinding former Gov. Tom Corbett changes to Medicaid benefits in Pennsylvania

    Gov. Tom Wolf begins unwinding former Gov. Tom Corbett changes to Medicaid benefits in Pennsylvania
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf's administration says it is simplifying the benefits packages for adult Medicaid recipients and undoing what advocates for the poor had called a severe cutback for some adults under a plan advocated by former Gov. Tom...
  • Tom Wolf budget to give Penn State $49 million bump

    Tom Wolf budget to give Penn State $49 million bump
    Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf may be about to make Happy Valley very happy. Sources inside the administration told the Centre Daily Times that the budget planned for announcement tomorrow will include a significant jump in funding for Penn State. According...
  • Wolf's budget calls for higher income, sales taxes

    Wolf's budget calls for higher income, sales taxes
    HARRISBURG — The details have been kept under lock and key, but when Gov. Wolf unveils his first budget early this week, all signs point to its being big, bold — and highly controversial. For days now, there has been chatter in political...
  • Hogan is Maryland's Scott Walker

    Hogan is Maryland's Scott Walker
    I am in total agreement with letter writer Jeff Tarleton ("Hogan's game of divide and conquer," Feb. 26) that Gov. Larry Hogan's only purpose in proposing tax breaks on military pensions was an effort to divide a normally cohesive bloc of voters. I will...
  • PA Gov. Tom Wolf's roller-coaster first month

    PA Gov. Tom Wolf's roller-coaster first month
    HARRISBURG — In his first month in office, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf has kept lawmakers off balance by throwing them lollipop gestures of kindness one day, and then sneaking political fastballs by them the next. Depending on one's political...
  • Pa. lawmakers plan vote on selling off state liquor system

    Pa. lawmakers plan vote on selling off state liquor system
    HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania House of Representatives began debate Wednesday on another proposal to privatize the operations of much of the state-controlled wine and liquor store system, but it faces an uncertain fate and is challenged as a long-...
  • Pa. Legislature's cash stash tops off at $161 million, audit shows

    HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Legislature is sitting on a mountain of cash equal to half its annual budget, a 2013-14 fiscal audit shows. Together, the House and Senate control $161 million in a reserve fund with little outside oversight. The...
  • Pennsylvania Supreme Court nominee under fire over racial email withdraws

    It looks as if voters — not Gov. Tom Wolf and state senators — will have the first and final say in filling two vacancies on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The openings are among three on the seven-member court — the result of one...