Bucks County Courier Times
Seventy days into the state budget stalemate, Gov. Tom Wolf is offering major concessions to Republicans in Harrisburg, including a 401(k)-style pension plan for new state workers, John Hanger, secretary of planning and policy, said Wednesday.
“We’re doing everything we can to compromise, but we will not collapse,” Hanger told a meeting of the Bucks County Courier Times editorial board. “I’m hopeful that we will soon have a budget. I cannot guarantee it.” The Bucks County Courier Times is the sister newspaper to The Intelligencer.
Two years ago, Wolf launched a campaign for governor, promising $1 billion more for public schools. Yet his education budget remains a sticking point in closed-door talks with Republicans in the Legislature.
Full story: Hanger: Wolf offering ‘major concessions’ in PA budget talks, by James McGinnis, Bucks County Courier Times, 09/10/15