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Everyone’s a Winner in State Budget, Except the Taxpayer

All of the Harrisburg power players got what they wanted out of the state budget, leaving Pennsylvania taxpayers with the bill. The public sector unions got to keep their unrivaled, unsustainable retirement benefits. Governor Tom Wolf got more money for public K-12 education, in excess of the record amount approved by the General Assembly last year, and the year before that, and the year before that too. Lawmakers got out of the Capitol, heading back to their districts a comfortable four months prior to November elections.