Author Archives: Ed Mahon

About Ed Mahon

County government and politics reporter at York Daily Record/Sunday News.

How Wolf’s tax plan would affect homeowners differently

How Wolf’s tax plan would affect homeowners differently | Create infographics Reduction for average homeowner | Create infographics

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Gov. Tom Wolf names Auditor General Eugene DePasquale head of municipal pension task force

Gov. Tom Wolf has picked state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale to head a task force on municipal pensions. The municipal pension issue recently caused a clash between several Democratic mayors and Democratic state lawmakers. In a letter to DePasquale, Wolf … Continue reading

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What would and would not be covered by Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed sales tax expansion

Expanding the state sales and use tax is part of Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget. Exemptions would remain for: •grocery store food; most clothing and footwear; prescription drugs and orthopedic equipment; gasoline and motor fuels; physician and dental services; hospital … Continue reading

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What’s covered by Pennsylvania’s personal income tax

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Americans for Prosperity sends mailers against Wolf’s budget

Americans for Prosperity – Pennsylvania sent mailers to people living in certain lawmakers’ districts, urging them to oppose Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal. In a news release Tuesday, the group said it targeted the districts of 15 lawmakers, including three … Continue reading

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The numbers behind our tax analysis

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Wolf’s severance tax proposal sets floor on price of natural gas

We did a story back in February looking at what needs to happen for Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed extraction tax to generate more than $1 billion a year. In short, production needs to increase and prices need to rise. In … Continue reading

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Gov. Tom Wolf expects natural gas production to increase in Pennsylvania by this much

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What words came up most often in Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget address?

Photo: Wordcloud based on words of Wolf’s speech.

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Gov. Tom Wolf wants to cut the corporate net income tax rate by half

Gov. Tom Wolf wants to cut Pennsylvania’s corporate net income tax rate by half to make it one of the lowest in the country. He announced the proposal Wednesday, along with plans to eliminate the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax … Continue reading

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