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PA Senator Toomey Holds Last-Minute phone town hall

Feb 17, 2017
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Harrisburg (WSKG) -- After weeks of constituents demanding more access, Pennsylvania US Senator Pat Toomey, a Republican, held an over-the-phone town hall Thursday afternoon. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- Representatives from Pennsylvania's largest supplier of workers' compensation insurance say some insurers are taking advantage of the system, and they're ill-equipped to stop it.  

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- The state House is considering a bill that would change prescription drug rules for patients in Pennsylvania's workers' compensation program. 

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HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- With Pennsylvania facing a multi-billion-dollar structural deficit and legislative majorities firmly against broad-based tax increases, Governor Tom Wolf has resorted to some creative money management in his 2017-18 budget proposal. 

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HARRISBURG (WITF) - Governor Tom Wolf is hoping to turn to the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg to plug up an estimated $2 billion budget deficit. Wolf's budget proposes a lease-leaseback arrangement. Wolf's administration hopes that a private firm would pay the Commonwealth $200 million upfront, then lease the Farm Show Complex back to the state.

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Harrisburg (WSKG) -- Governor Tom Wolf turned his Twitter into a town hall Friday afternoon, dedicating an hour to answering constituents' questions about his new budget proposal for the next fiscal year. 

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) -- After two years of bitter partisan disputes over budgets, the governor is extending something of an olive branch to the legislature's dominant GOP--more than ever before, he's speaking their language. 

PA Governor Renews Call For Natural Gas Tax

Feb 7, 2017
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Governor Tom Wolf is renewing his call for a severance tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry. It was among his central campaign pledges three years ago, but so far he’s been unsuccessful getting it through the Republican-led legislature. In his annual budget address Tuesday, Wolf didn’t mention the tax at all– instead focusing on efforts to streamline government. 

What Do We Know About Governor Wolf's Budget?

Feb 7, 2017

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - Late Tuesday morning, Governor Tom Wolf is scheduled to give an address that'll set the tone in the legislature for the rest of the fiscal year. That's right. It's budget time. 

Katie Meyer

HARRISBURG (WSKG) - Pennsylvania's Senate Democrats are calling for reforms to the commonwealth's long-standing system of using property taxes to pay for public schools. It's an initiative that's renewed nearly every session. But now, the group is calling for a special legislative session.