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HARRISBURG March 3, 2015 – With Pennsylvanians no longer beholden to rash decision making, Sen. Larry Farnese today said Gov. Tom Wolf’s $29.88 billion budget proposal is a proactive and sound way back for a state that has failed to create new jobs, invest in education and support people who need assistance over the past four years.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 5, 2015 — Surrounded by local educators and parents, state Sens. Art Haywood and Vincent J. Hughes today announced legislation to impose an 8 percent tax on Marcellus Shale gas along with the 1.9 percent impact fee.
Joined by Sen. Larry Farnese, Haywood and Hughes said most of the revenue, which could reach nearly $2 billion a year within a few years, will go toward public education, the underfunded pension liability and environmental protection.
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