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Times-Tribune OP-ED: It’s Time to Tax the Drillers and Raise the Wage.

The Times-Tribune posts an op-ed by David Fillman, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 13 who writes, “Basic fairness should be reason enough for lawmakers to come to a consensus and send to Wolf bills raising the wage and taxing shale drillers.”

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The Express-Times Gets it: “Shale gas tax must be part of Pa. budget fix”

The Express-Times editorial board urges lawmakers to support Governor Tom Wolf’s call for a shale tax, noting that, “Pennsylvania remains the only major gas-producing state without an extraction tax. Why should its taxpayers subsidize the price of fuel for users elsewhere?”

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Post-Gazette: “Wolf’s Pa. Budget: More Money for Schools, Hike in Minimum Wage, New Tax on Gas Drilling”

The Post-Gazette reports, “Gov. Wolf on Tuesday unveiled an election-year budget of nearly $33 billion that would boost funding for public schools, hike the minimum wage, expand the fight against Pennsylvania’s opioid addiction crisis — and slap a new tax on natural gas drillers.” For More Budget News, Visit CLEAR’s FACEBOOK PAGE.  

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