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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.