Latest News: The governor allowed a $31.63 billion spending plan became law on July 11th without a revenue package to pay for it. Legislators delivered a revenue plan with $650 million tax hikes on July 13th. Still the budget remains unbalanced because it relies on revenue from a gambling tax that has not passed. The Pennsylvania Constitution requires a balanced budget, not a promise to balance it with tax hikes in the future.

Instead of balancing the budget with tax hikes, lawmakers should revise spending levels to eliminate wasteful spending like hundreds of millions on corporate welfare.



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Top Ten Recipients of Government Union Contributions

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Election season is in full swing, but so is the fall legislative session. This time of year elected officials walk a narrow line to avoid the illegal practice of using public resources for politics. Yet, public resources are used all-year round to funnel union dues and campaign contributions from workers' ...