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Pennsylvania State Capitol Building Pennsylvania State Capitol building, where the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is located. Photo: Cascade Creatives/Shutterstock.com

Lawmakers kicked off budget hearings Feb. 16 as the Pennsylvania state government faces a multibillion-dollar revenue gap—a hangover from the ongoing coronavirus pandemic—and Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposal to raise the state income tax takes center stage, The Associated Press reported.

At the first House Appropriations Committee hearing, Democrats defended Wolf’s proposal, which is structured to shift the burden to higher earners and cut taxes for lower-income workers in a state with one of the most regressive tax structures.

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Michael Riccardi

Michael Riccardi has been a reporter and editor at ALM publications for more than 20 years. A graduate of Villanova University's law school, he lives in Philadelphia. He can be reached at [email protected]

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