A-hunting they will go

A-hunting they will go

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...
Our not-so-beautiful balloon

Our not-so-beautiful balloon

— A long-delayed severance tax on natural gas drillers — a levy enacted by every other major gas-producing state — would go a long way toward helping Pennsylvania solve its systemic budget shortfalls and provide better funding for public education....

Marcell-US shale

— The Pennsylvania Supreme Court finally struck down the remaining key components of Act 13. The law, passed in 2012, essentially was a huge giveaway to the state’s natural gas industry. Its demise is a victory for local governmental control, property...