HARRISBURG (AP) – Gov. Tom Wolf is in his next-to-last year in office facing perhaps the heaviest dose of financial stress and unpredictability he has seen. On Tuesday, the governor will deliver his seventh budget proposal to a joint session of the state Legislature. He is facing a pandemic that has helped spawn a projected multi-billion-dollar state operating deficit and other liabilities such as fast-expanding Medicaid rolls. No one in Harrisburg is talking about tax increases or spending cuts to balance the budget. Rather, Wolf is hoping that more federal pandemic aid will rescue the state’s finances until the economy recovers.

GOV. TOM WOLF