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After Wolf veto, EITC backers hope for compromise

State lawmakers are pushing to expand a program giving tax breaks to companies that donate to nonprofit educational and scholarship organizations, including private schools, but the governor is pushing back. This month he vetoed a bill that would have expanded the popular program, known as the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

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Scooter hopes ride on state legislation

An electric scooter waits for its next rider on the streets of Washington, D.C. (Photo: Joel Berg)

Electric scooters, also referred to as e-scooters, are a burgeoning means of getting around in cities throughout the country, but Pennsylvania law currently does not allow them on roads and sidewalks. A proposed bill seeks to add them to the state vehicle code and treat them as bicycles, paving the way for their use.

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Pa. releases climate action plan

Joined by state senators and representatives, Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday unveiled a new climate action plan for Pennsylvania and the state's entry into the U.S. Climate Alliance, a coalition of 24 states that are trying to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.

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Can broad benefits sell a narrow tax? A closer look at Gov. Wolf’s Restore Pa. plan

Gov. Tom Wolf is hoping to spend $4.5 billion on an infrastructure plan called Restore Pennsylvania that goes beyond the typical road and bridge projects traditionally tied to infrastructure initiatives – from removing blighted buildings to expanding walking trails. Another idea calls for increased funding to a state program that helps build new natural gas lines: the “last mile” initiative ...

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