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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

More GOP state lawmakers soften stance on minimum wage hike opposition

"We're open-minded about it."
By Katie Meyer

A $45,000 minimum salary for teachers, explained

Gov. Wolf’s proposal could lessen teacher turnover, one rural district superintendent said. But one critics worries about the potential ‘ripple-up’ effect.

By Ed Mahon

Finding younger farmers: Gov. Tom Wolf proposes tax breaks, loans in new Pa. Farm Bill

The package includes low-interest loans, grants, tax breaks and other measures to attract a new crop of farmers in Pennsylvania.

By Jan Murphy, PennLive

What’s within reach in Wolf’s budget plan, and what’s not

GOP lawmakers broadly like Wolf’s plans for workforce investment and education investment. But other things, not so much.
By Katie Meyer

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

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. Wolf proposes tax-free budget heavy on workforce reinvestment

Republicans express cautious optimism, but balk at spending increase
By Katie Meyer

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

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

Winners and losers in Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget proposal

He wants every school district teacher to earn at least $45,000 a year.
By Ed Mahon
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