Author Archives: Ed Mahon

About Ed Mahon

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

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

You can check out the numbers here.

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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

Natural gas production in Pennsylvania | Create infographics

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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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Interactive data: Where to get education funding data and how to sort it

We are working on an article about education funding and how support from state government in Pennsylvania compares to the states in the rest of the country. Here’s a guide for where to get the data and how to sort … Continue reading

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Which states provide the most for elementary and secondary public school systems

We’ve sorted the rankings by percentage, not by actual expenditures. The funding for federal, state and local sources represent percentages. They may not equal 100 percent because of rounding. Green = states that rank in the top 10 for the … Continue reading

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Keeping track of Gov. Tom Wolf’s agenda

We’ll be keeping track of various parts of Gov. Tom Wolf’s agenda here. Stay tuned.

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Gov. Tom Wolf’s agenda: Expanding access to pre-kindergarten programs

We’ll be keeping track of Gov. Tom Wolf’s progress on expanding pre-kindergarten programs in Pennsylvania, which he talked about during his campaign. For now, check out this story about a campaign stop he made at York Day Nursery.

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