Budget

Budget

In March, Governor Tom Wolf submitted the first budget of his new administration to the General Assembly. What does it do for environmental programs? Is it good news or bad news for the environment? And what can we expect now that budget negotiations are underway?


Policy Posts

PEC Presents Opposition to Senate Bill 805

PEC Presents Opposition to Senate Bill 805

October 26, 2015

To: Members of the Pennsylvania Senate Consumer Protection & Professional Licensure Committee From: John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re: Opposition to Senate Bill 805 (P.N. 922) Dear Members of the Committee: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) I...

PEC Presents Opposition to House Bill 965

PEC Presents Opposition to House Bill 965

October 26, 2015

To:  Members of the Pennsylvania Senate From:  John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re:  Opposition to House Bill 965 (P.N. 1885) Dear Senators: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, I am writing to express our opposition to House Bill 965...

PEC Expresses Opposition to House Bill 965 (P.N. 1885)

PEC Expresses Opposition to House Bill 965 (P.N. 1885)

October 14, 2015

To:  Members of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives From:  John Walliser, Pennsylvania Environmental Council Re:  Opposition to House Bill 965 (P.N. 1885) Dear Representative: On behalf of the Pennsylvania Environmental Council, I am writing to express our opposition to House...

Statement on Pennsylvania’s Budget Impasse

Statement on Pennsylvania’s Budget Impasse

October 6, 2015

Statement on Pennsylvania’s Budget Impasse Davitt Woodwell President, Pennsylvania Environmental Council October 6, 2015 A seemingly too brief summer has given way to fall transitions and, still, just shy of 100 days, Pennsylvania has no budget. Whatever one’s politics, whatever...

PEC Thanks Governor Wolf for Vetoing Senate Bill 655

PEC Thanks Governor Wolf for Vetoing Senate Bill 655

July 2, 2015

Today PEC sent the following communication to Governor Wolf thanking him for vetoing Senate Bill 655, which passed the General Assembly on June 30th. PEC objects to the inclusion of a rider in the legislation that would have inhibited rulemaking...

Impressions From Governor Tom Wolf’s First Budget Address

Impressions From Governor Tom Wolf’s First Budget Address

March 4, 2015

PEC President and CEO Davitt Woodwell shares his thoughts on Tom Wolf’s first budget address as Governor of Pennsylvania: Governor Tom Wolf has presented his first budget address. By all accounts, it has given just about everyone something to talk...

Pennsylvania Environmental Council: Policy Priorities for 2015

January 23, 2015

Tom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 47th Governor and the focus in Harrisburg can now move past campaigns and ceremony to the difficult task at hand: governing a state with a projected $2.3 billion deficit. Tough questions and...

Statement on Severance Tax Discussions

June 2, 2014

Davitt Woodwell, Executive Vice President for PEC, issued the following statement today on state budget negotiations and the potential for a severance tax on natural gas development. Many legislators in the General Assembly are introducing new legislation that would enact...

Key Environmental Issues At Stake NOW in Harrisburg!

June 4, 2012

Click Here to Find Your Legislator Starting today, the General Assembly will begin final work on passage of the state budget. Included in this negotiation process is the positioning of multiple bills to receive consideration before the legislature adjourns for...

PEC Statement on State Budget Negotiations

June 24, 2010

The Pennsylvania Environmental Council today joined the Pennsylvania Chapter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the Pennsylvania Office of the Chesapeake Bay Foundation (CBF), the Pennsylvania Organization for Watersheds and Rivers (POWR), and the Western Pennsylvania Conservancy (WPC) on the following...

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Environmental advocates worry over creative math in Wolf’s budget

February 7, 2019Pennsylvania Capital-Star

Nonsense. That’s how Gov. Tom Wolf, just two years ago, described a House Republican plan to to raid 47 budget accounts across Pennsylvania state government close a $1 billion hole in the state budget. Now, as he rolls out the first budget...

Pennsylvania Legacies #65: Success Story
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Pennsylvania Legacies #65: Success Story

January 26, 2018By: Josh Raulerson

Since its inception in 1993, the Keystone Recreation, Park and Conservation Fund has made possible the creation or improvement of thousands of community assets – everything from trails and green space to libraries and historic sites. In honor of the...

Pennsylvania Legacies #54: True Colors
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Pennsylvania Legacies #54: True Colors

September 15, 2017By: Josh Raulerson

Lawmakers took another step this week toward what would be the biggest reduction in state funding for local environment and energy projects in Pennsylvania history. We’ll get an update from the state capitol. Then, fall foliage season is getting off...