Pennsylvania’s famously bought-and-paid-for legislature (especially the Republicans who run both of its chambers) limps from one budget deficit to the next, plugging and patching the fiscal holes with cuts, borrowing, gambling revenue and short-term accounting tricks. Meanwhile, hundreds of millions of dollars in potential revenue goes uncollected due to the GOP’s refusal to enact a natural gas severance tax, making Pennsylvania the only major gas-producing state not to levy such.