Pennsylvania’s unfunded pension liability stands at $60 billion dollars, two times the annual General Fund budget, and it keeps growing. James Paul recently talked with WURD's Stephanie Renee about the real-life impacts of these massive numbers. Listen now.
Today, the Senate took a stand to protect the integrity of public dollars, give union members a greater voice in how their money is spent, and restore fairness to the political process by passing paycheck protection legislation.
Gov. Wolf's third budget proposal is an improved starting point from his first two, but it still calls for $1 billion in new taxes and would increase the state’s tax burden by $315 per family of four.
Today Governor Wolf laid out his plan to balance the 2017-18 state budget which faces a roughly $3 billion gap between expected spending and revenues.
In a bipartisan vote, the House Education Committee advanced legislation to boost Pennsylvania’s crucial private school scholarship programs. HB 250 deserves the support of lawmakers who believe in high quality educational options for all children.
Can you imagine taking your car to the shop for a major repair, learning the cost, and responding, “I’d like to pay 20 percent extra!” No? Then you probably don’t work in Pennsylvania government.
Pennsylvania leads the nation in corporate welfare spending since 2007—and second place isn’t even close. At $6 billion, the commonwealth outspent its nearest corporate handout competitor, Ohio, by more than $1.5 billion, according to data from the Council for Community and Economic Research.
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