Small businesses feel like ‘big losers’ in PA governor’s budget

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Jobs + Growth, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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Small business owners and advocates believe tax increases in Gov. Tom Wolf’s first budget proposal would be bad news for them.

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Lawmaker fears PA governor’s proposed property tax cuts could be temporary

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Homeowners probably cheered Tuesday when Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled a $3.8 billion property tax relief plan he said would return an average of $1,000 to them, but some lawmakers don’t believe the hype over one of the governor’s top budget priorities.

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Lawmakers scramble to fix insolvent Lottery Scholarship

By   /  March 4, 2015  /  Education, New Mexico, News, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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The head of a Santa Fe think tank is accusing the New Mexico Lottery Authority of a sneaky back-door attempt to take scholarship money from college students and give it to the vendors, contractors and bureaucrats who run the New Mexico Lottery. The bigger story is whether the Lottery Scholarship, enacted in 1996 as a program that would never cost the taxpayers a cent, is on the slippery slope to becoming a new taxpayer-funded entitlement program.

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Pennsylvania GOP lawmakers again trying to limit state spending

By   /  March 3, 2015  /  News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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By Andrew Staub | PA Independent
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Gov. Tom Wolf is expected to present his first budget proposal Tuesday, and lawmakers are waiting to see how much the new governor wants to spend.
Some Republican legislators say they have heard rumors of billions of dollars in new spending, and state Senate President Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, told the Pittsburgh […]

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Report: Pennsylvania governor considering sales tax increase

By   /  February 27, 2015  /  News, Pennsylvania, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Just days before Gov. Tom Wolf gives his budget address, Pennsylvanians are riding a seesaw of tax policy announcements and rumors.

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Pennsylvania governor wants to cut corporate tax but doesn’t say how he’ll replace revenue

By   /  February 26, 2015  /  Legislature, News, Pennsylvania, Politics & Elections, State Budgets, State Government, Taxes  /  No Comments

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After saying details about his budget would have to wait, the governor of Pennsylvania unexpectedly unveiled a proposal to cut the state’s corporate net income tax.

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