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Seven big takeaways for education in the new Pa. budget

There's more money for schools -- but not specifically for teacher salaries.
By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads and Ed Mahon


GOP hopes to force Wolf to gut General Assistance by tangling it with medical funding

The program gives relatively small sums of cash to poor people who don't qualify for other assistance.
By Katie Meyer

IFO says though economy has slowed slightly, state finances are stable

IFO Director Matthew Knittel: Overall, economic growth slowed slightly but remains strong.
By Katie Meyer

Wolf’s plan to boost teacher salaries faces bipartisan skepticism in state House

“I am concerned with that ripple effect. Someone’s going to have to come up with the money to cover those additional salary increases.”
By Avi Wolfman-Arent, Keystone Crossroads

Corrections Secretary: Fewer inmates will not mean a prison closure in 2019

"While the numbers are down significantly, the system is in need of some stability."
By Bobby Allyn, WHYY

Skeptical Republicans, economists hold hearing on Gov. Wolf’s minimum wage hike proposal

"I think it's a real challenge to find the basis within our caucus to move something that is going to have an effect on the free market."
By Katie Meyer

Under Gov. Tom Wolf’s plan, one Pa. school district would receive $693,000 to raise teacher salaries

In a searchable database, you can see how much your school district would receive
By Ed Mahon

Pa. budget would add $400 million to Human Services

The money would fund training programs and efforts to prevent opioid addiction, as well as help people with intellectual disabilities.
By Brett Sholtis

Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget address, annotated

It is the first budget address of his second term.
By Ed Mahon
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