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.  

Pa. Must Make a Commitment to Public Higher Education

The Patriot-News publishes an op-ed by Kenneth Mash, President of  the Association of Pennsylvania State College and University Faculties, who writes, “All Pennsylvanians pay a price when a college education is unaffordable to working-class families. We do not have a competitive workforce that will allow us to attract employers, and students with high debt do […]

Pennlive: Can You Pass the 2018 State Budget Quiz? posts a CLEAR op-ed calling on lawmakers to tax the shale drillers and raise the minimum wage. “Simple fairness, basic math, and smart policy mandate that lawmakers move, once and for all, to tax the shale drillers and raise the minimum wage. The politics are equally compelling,” writes Steve Catanese, president of SEIU Local 668.

Bucks County Courier-Times: “End free ride for frackers”

The Bucks County Courier Times editorial board makes a compelling case for a statewide shale tax, noting that, “It’s like a millionaire hitting the lottery. It just doesn’t seem right that energy companies mining natural gas in Pennsylvania, which is bloated with the stuff, essentially are getting a free ride. By that we mean they […]