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Wolf's $30B budget: tax hikes, school relief

philly.com — Posted: Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 11:35 AM HARRISBURG - Gov. Wolf on Tuesday unveiled a nearly $30 billion spending plan that would raise the state income and sales taxes, but use much of that new money to give school districts almost $4 billion for property tax breaks.

Wolf's budget may need a big push

philly.com — Last updated: Monday, March 2, 2015, 6:57 PM HARRISBURG - Though Gov. Wolf has been working behind the scenes for weeks on his first budget blueprint for the state, legislators and others say his real work is only just beginning. Wolf is scheduled to unveil his multi-billion spending plan at 11:30 a.m.

Wolf's budget calls for income, sales tax increases

mcall.com — 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.

Wolf's budget looks to be big, bold - and controversial

philly.com — Last updated: Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1:08 AM 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.

Wolf's budget looks to be big, bold - and controversial

philly.com — Last updated: Sunday, March 1, 2015, 1:08 AM 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.

Pa. House again passes plan to sell off state stores

philly.com — Last updated: Friday, February 27, 2015, 1:08 AM Posted: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 4:01 PM HARRISBURG - The Republican-controlled House, for the second time in as many years, passed a bill Thursday that would privatize the often-maligned state wine and liquor stores. The vote, 114-87, came after five hours of debate and was largely along partisan lines.

Wolf: Cut Pa. corporate tax rate, close loopholes

philly.com — Last updated: Thursday, February 26, 2015, 1:07 AM BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Gov. Wolf on Wednesday proposed cutting the state corporate net income tax rate in half by 2018, a step he said would allow Pennsylvania to move from the nation's second-highest rate to one of its lowest.

Wolf: Cut Pa. corporate tax rate, close loopholes

Wolf's effort to fill Supreme Court vacancies collapses

Pa. House moves, again, to privatize liquor sales

philly.com — Last updated: Tuesday, February 24, 2015, 1:08 AM Posted: Monday, February 23, 2015, 1:45 PM HARRISBURG - Liquor privatization in Pennsylvania is an issue with an apparently long shelf life. With the new legislative session in full swing, the state House could vote as early as this week on a proposal to privatize the sale of wine and liquor.
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Jan 30, 2015

Feds asking: Did PA Treasurer McCord solicit campaign $$ in exchange for official favors?: philly.com/philly/news/br…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @inkyamy: Just in...PA state Treasurer Rob McCord to resign next month after six years in office and return to the private sector.

Jan 25, 2015

RT @phillydotcom: Serving the public's right to know, or dishing payback to a foe? Debate envelopes AG Kane bit.ly/1GS1OD4 pic.twitter.com/NrymvPUMJ0

Jan 25, 2015

Anatomy of a leak: how PA AG Kane released information that now threatens to derail her career, w/@CraigRMcCoy : philly.com/philly/news/20…

Jan 25, 2015

A good read by @BBumsted_TRIB on PA AG's legal fees: AG's no-bid contracts with private law firms prompt scrutiny trib.me/1Cpqn61

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