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Wolf budget plan seeks higher income, drilling taxes

Gov. Tom Wolf is pursuing a half-point increase in the state's personal income tax and a new extraction tax on natural gas drilling in an effort to solve the state's…

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Wolf says deal on taxes needed to avoid steep spending cuts

Gov. Tom Wolf is warning that steep spending cuts on education and higher borrowing costs are among the inevitable consequences if he can't get Republican lawmakers to support…

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Dems outraise GOP in race for the state's high court

The Democratic candidates for three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court are raising so much money that even the state Republican Party chairman says he's alarmed.

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Pennsylvania's budget train wreck unfolded over past year

It's possible that the decision this week by Republicans who hold firm control of both chambers of the Pennsylvania Legislature could finally end the state's budget impasse.

Debate continues over PennEast Pipeline

Debate swirls as proposed gas pipeline inches forward

It could be a year before federal regulators decide whether to greenlight a proposed 100-mile natural gas pipeline from northeast Pennsylvania to central New Jersey.

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Gov. Wolf imposes state hiring freeze and travel restrictions

As Pennsylvania budget stalemate enters its fourth month, Gov. Tom Wolf is ordering a hiring freeze and restrictions on travel.

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane in her office

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Pennsylvania attorney general charged with 2nd perjury count

Another perjury charge has been filed against Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.


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  • Elizabeth Taylor, 1985

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    On this day: October 6

    "The Jazz Singer" heralds the arrival of "talkies," the Cubs get cursed by a goat, Anwar Sadat is assassinated, and Elizabeth Taylor gets married for an eighth and final time, all on this day.

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