Gov. Wolf’s proposed severance tax would provide stable funding for education and help eliminate the structural deficit.
One half of the nation's largest full-time and best-paid General Assemblies convened for just minutes on Tuesday afternoon, didn't hold a roll call and didn't broadcast its proceedings on a television channel specifically designed for that purpose. As our eagle-eyed friend Mark Scolforo of theAssociated Press reports, the blink-and-you-missed-it session of the state House was intended to position two stop-gap budget bills for a vote later in the week. Gov. Tom Wolf has threatened to veto the legislation when it reaches his desk -- for those of you playing along at home.
- An inability to create jobs and a rapidly aging population
- Eroding physical infrastructure
- Stressed K-12 public school systems
- Severely underfunded state employee and teacher pension systems
- Growing social expenditures to help the least fortunate
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