Gov. Wolf Plans for PA

Gov. Tom Wolf asked lawmakers today to raise income taxes on higher earners and give public schools a massive boost in aid, as state government faces a gaping deficit and uncertainty over how much more pandemic relief the federal government will send. For Wolf, in his seventh year in office, his $4 billion income tax proposal and bid to supercharge public school funding is a return to the aggressive and ambitious budget proposals of his first two years in office. The proposal to raise Pennsylvania’s flat personal income tax and shift the burden to higher-earners revives a concept he discussed in his first campaign for governor, in 2014, but never actually sought in office, until now.

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