Pa. lawmakers react to Shapiro’s $44.4B budget proposal, marking the beginning of negotiations
After hearing about the Democratic governor’s proposed $44.4 billion budget during a joint session of the General Assembly on Tuesday, lawmakers in the now-divided Legislature had mixed reactions to the spending plan.
New state budget fully funds Pa. farm bill for a fourth time
The budget, which was signed by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf last Friday, allocates $13.6 million for the 2022-23 fiscal year to the comprehensive set of programs known as the Pennsylvania Farm Bill.
Pa. will add 3 new parks to state park system, Wolf admin. says
Gov. Tom Wolf made the announcement in a Tweet on Tuesday that the commonwealth will make its first addition to the commonwealth’s state park system since 2005, bringing the total number of state parks in Pennsylvania to 124.
Wolf, senior care advocates celebrate budget investments for long-term care, nursing facilities
Wolf, a Democrat who leaves office in January 2023, touted the 2022-22 spending plan’s investments in long-term care and nursing facilities.
Pa. Senate GOP warns of possible budget impasse one week into the new fiscal year
Pennsylvania lawmakers were cautiously optimistic on Wednesday that they would reach a budget agreement with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf by the end of the week.
Pa. House passes bill tying funding for Pitt, state-related universities to fetal tissue research
House Republicans used an end-run around the requirement for a two-thirds majority vote to pass a ban on fetal tissue research tied to tuition assistance for state-related universities
The clock is ticking for lawmakers, Wolf to agree on 2022-23 budget. What to know so far
Lawmakers have until midnight on Thursday to pass a spending plan that allocates billions of dollars to fund education, economic growth, community development, and human services.
Pa. state-related university leaders make a case for increased funds ahead of 2022-23 budget
Gov. Tom Wolf, a Democrat who leaves office this year, has proposed a 5 percent increase in funds for state-related universities.
To spend or save? Wolf, Legislature begin budget talks with different views on Pa.’s fiscal future
Lawmakers and Wolf have until July 1 to reach a deal on the budget.
‘Our kids deserve it’: Wolf’s $1.55B K-12 school plan aims to address inequitable funding
With a $1.55 billion investment in K-12 public education included in Wolf’s proposed budget for the 2022-23 fiscal years, school officials think there is an opportunity to address inequitable funding across the state’s 500 districts.
In final budget address, Pa. Gov. Tom Wolf announces $43.7B spending proposal
“We are no longer digging out of a hole. We’re ready to build,” Wolf, who vowed to leave Pennsylvania with a budget surplus at the end of his term, said during a joint session of the House and Senate.
Pa. Democrats unveil $3.75B education spending blueprint ahead of budget season
The proposal would use $2.75 billion out of the general fund and $1 billion from unspent federal American Rescue Plan funds allocated to Pennsylvania last year.