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Lawmakers and Gov. Wolf should approve emergency funding to keep Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable residents from suffering needlessly over the holidays.
Pennsylvanians may soon pay more for nearly everything they buy. Under the latest proposed budget deal, state sales taxes would jump from 6 percent to 7.25 percent—giving Pennsylvania the second-highest statewide sales tax in the nation.
The latest state budget rumors describe a deal to increase the sales tax to provide corresponding property tax relief. Rather than a “dollar-for-dollar” tax shift, this plan would actually increase taxes on all Pennsylvanians by $600 million.
Eight days after anti-harassment bill HB 874 hit his desk, Gov. Wolf today signed the bill closing the legal loophole allowing individuals to stalk, harass, and even threaten to use weapons of mass destruction if involved in a labor dispute.
Philadelphia construction executive Sarina Rose counted on Pennsylvania’s justice system to punish the man who harassed her and stalked her children during a labor dispute. The system failed her.