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  • Wolf fleshes out natural gas severance tax proposal he'll send to lawmakers to fund schools

    Gov. Tom Wolf fleshed out his plan to tax natural-gas drilling Wednesday, saying it would bring Pennsylvania into line with other gas-producing states and generate as much as $1 billion a year largely earmarked for helping the state's financially strained...
  • Source of $125K donation to Rob McCord's Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign is revealed

    Source of $125K donation to Rob McCord's Pennsylvania gubernatorial campaign is revealed
    HARRISBURG — A political action committee that gave $125,000 to the failed gubernatorial campaign of former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord has revealed the source of its money eight months after it blew through the deadline to report the...
  • Gov. Tom Wolf switching PA to more traditional Medicaid expansion

    HARRISBURG — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf moved Monday to dismantle his Republican predecessor's 40-day-old, hand-crafted subsidized health insurance program in favor of traditional Medicaid for poor adults. Wolf, sworn into office Jan. 20,...
  • Wolf eyes 'plain vanilla' Medicaid as complaints pour in over predecessor's coverage changes

    Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he wants a "plain vanilla" Medicaid program as his administration goes about addressing complaints over changes his predecessor had sought to make to health care coverage for more than 1 million adults in Pennsylvania....
  • 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

    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...
  • Gov. Wolf's administration begins unwinding Corbett-era changes to Medicaid benefits

    Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Monday it is taking steps to simplify the benefits packages for more than 1 million adult Medicaid recipients and undo what advocates for the poor had called a severe cutback for some adults under a plan advocated by...
  • File this severance tax idea under 'dead on arrival'

    File this severance tax idea under 'dead on arrival'
    A group of Philadelphia Democratic senators on Friday proposed an 8 percent severance tax on natural gas drillers to go along with the roughly 1.9 percent impact fee they already pay. So that would equate to a cumulative tax of about 10 percent to pay...
  • Pennsylvania Farm Show is always full of smiles and surprises

    Pennsylvania Farm Show is always full of smiles and surprises
    The guy in the groundhog head top hat should have given me a clue. There I was, wandering past the Pennsylvania Cable Network table on the main floor of the state Farm Show Tuesday, when I spotted this towering dude, followed by a couple of other older...
  • Source of $125K donation to McCord's campaign is a mystery

    Source of $125K donation to McCord's campaign is a mystery
    HARRISBURG — The source of a $125,000 contribution to the failed gubernatorial campaign of former Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord remains a mystery, more than eight months after it was given, state official said Thursday. The Department of...
  • Wolf eyeing $150 million in government savings

    Wolf eyeing $150 million in government savings
    HARRISBURG — Gov. Tom Wolf is eyeing $150 million in savings in next year's deficit-laden budget by taking a page from the books of his predecessors. Like governors before him, Wolf on Thursday issued an executive order that directs his staff to...