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DEP stood to gain new staffers, but now faces flat funding to start next fiscal year

Governor Tom Wolf’s proposed budget included $5 million to hire more staff at DEP and DCNR.  

By Rachel McDevitt

Updated: February 5, 2020 | 9:02 am

Gov. Wolf’s budget proposes boosting staff at Pa.’s departments of environmental protection, and conservation and natural resources

In annual budget address, Wolf talked about need for pipeline reform
By Susan Phillips

$500 million needed for fixes to Pa.’s state parks. But there’s no agreement on where to get that money

Lawmakers discussed fees and adding resort-style attractions to help fund the state parks in Pennsylvania.

By Ed Mahon

New report says state parks funding hasn’t kept pace with inflation

A quarter century ago, the price tag for repair projects was around $100 million dollars. Now it’s five times that.
By Katie Meyer