Stories tagged: "State Budget"


BRADDOCK, PA - OCTOBER 13: Street scenes from the historical steel mill town of Braddock, Pennsylvania on October 13, 2016. Braddock was once a thriving center of America's steel industry but once the mills closed, it suffered severe economic decline and depopulation. Efforts are being made to repurpose many of the abandoned buildings for art projects and community development, and U.S. Steel's Edgar Thomson mill is still operational. (Photo by Andrew Lichtenstein/Corbis via Getty Images)
How Pennsylvania’s New Whole Home Repair Program Can Help You

The Whole Home Repair Program is funded through the state budget and offers grants and loans to homeowners and landlords who struggle to pay for necessary home repairs.

The Pennsylvania Capitol is shown  Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022, in Harrisburg, Pa. Lawmakers overwhelmingly passed the main Pennsylvania state budget bill on Friday, July 8, 2022, more than a week after it was due — a plan fattened by federal stimulus cash and unusually robust state tax collections. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
It’s a Week Late, But Pennsylvania Finally Has a Budget in Place for the Fiscal Year

The $42.8 billion spending plan includes increases in education funding, environmental programs, and a new “whole home repairs program.”

Gov. Tom Wolf speaks to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg, on Feb. 8, 2022. (AP File Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pennsylvania Starting Fiscal Year Without a Budget

Budget negotiations between the Wolf administration and Republican lawmakers are expected to continue into the holiday weekend. They revolve around a substantial increase in aid for public schools and election funding.

State Sen. Pat Browne, R-Allentown (Courtesy PA Senate)
At Least One Republican is Willing to Listen to Wolf’s Plan to Help Pa. Families

A high-ranking state senator said Gov. Wolf’s plan to issue checks of up to $2,000 to some Pennsylvania families “could be possible.”

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2021 file photo, state senator Jake Corman (R-Centre), speaks during a Senate Intergovernmental Operations Committee hearing at the Pennsylvania Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
Republicans Don’t Get Wolf’s Forward-Looking Budget

Gov. Wolf contends his budget positions Pennsylvania for a bright future. Republicans shoot it down with references your grandparents will totally understand.

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf delivers his budget address for the 2022-23 fiscal year to a joint session of the Pennsylvania House and Senate in Harrisburg, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 8, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Wolf’s Final Budget, Like His First, Features Public Schools

In addition to spending more than $1.5 billion to wipe out deep funding disparities between the poorest and wealthiest public schools, Gov. Wolf wants to increase reimbursements for direct care workers and marshal more money to qualify Pennsylvania for new federal highway and bridge funding.

In this Nov. 4, 2020, file photo, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf speaks during a news conference in Harrisburg, Dauphin County. Facing a deep, pandemic-inflicted budget deficit, Wolf will ask lawmakers for billions of dollars funded by higher taxes on Pennsylvania’s huge natural gas industry for workforce development and employment assistance to help the state recover. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
What to Watch For in Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Five things to watch for when the governor's budget plan for the 2022-23 fiscal year becomes public Tuesday.