WATCH: DEP budget briefing with Sec. Quigley

WATCH: DEP budget briefing with Sec. Quigley

Acting Department of Environmental Protection Sec. John Quigley discusses the environmental and energy portion of the state budget proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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WATCH: DCNR budget briefing with Sec. Adams Dunn

WATCH: DCNR budget briefing with Sec. Adams Dunn

Acting Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Sec. Cindy Adams Dunn discusses the state forests portion of the state budget proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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WATCH: Education budget briefing with Sec. Rivera

WATCH: Education budget briefing with Sec. Rivera

Acting Education Sec. Pedro Rivera discusses the education portion of the Pennsylvania state budget proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf. 

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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Gov. Wolf proposed $29.9 billion budget includes $4.6 billion in new revenue sources

Gov. Wolf proposed $29.9 billion budget includes $4.6 billion in new revenue sources

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday unveiled his first budget proposal which totals out at $29.9 billion in state funding and is balanced using $4.2 billion in new revenue sources.

The governor said his spending plan is “a different kind of budget.”

"It is a budget that reflects my conversations with many of you here today. It includes Democratic ideas, Republican ideas, and ideas that exist beyond party lines. It is rooted in the values of fairness, inclusion, and common sense. It is a balanced budget, and it eliminates our $2.3 billion deficit,” he told a joint session of the General Assembly.

“But above all, it is also a budget that recognizes that Pennsylvania will not improve until we rebuild the middle class.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Democrats swoon over Gov. Wolf’s proposed budget

Democrats swoon over Gov. Wolf’s proposed budget

Both House and Senate Democratic leaders praised Gov. Tom Wolf’s $29.9 billion proposed budget Tuesday, citing innovation in property tax relief, education spending increases, and raising the minimum wage.

“Today begins a new day,” said Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny). “We have a new and we have a fresh start on how we are going to move Pennsylvania forward.”

Much like the governor, Sen. Costa said the Commonwealth is facing more than just a structural deficit, but a deficit in education spending and job creation, both of which he said will be reversed under Gov. Wolf’s proposed budget.

“We’ve failed to invest over the course of the last several years, and we are paying the price for it,” he added.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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