HARRISBURG – Gov. Tom Wolf is asking lawmakers to raise state income taxes and give public schools a massive boost in aid. He delivered his annual budget address in a pre-recorded video Wednesday as he faces a gaping deficit and uncertainty over how much more pandemic relief the federal government will send. Wolf is asking lawmakers to increase the personal income tax from 3.07% to 4.49% to raise $4 billion. The cash would go to public schools and help fill a multi-billion dollar deficit inflicted by the pandemic. Wolf is also asking state lawmakers to impose a fee on municipalities that use State Police coverage and a new severance tax on natural gas. He’s also calling on lawmakers to raise the state minimum wage to $12 an hour on July 1 and wants legalization of marijuana for adult use. You can read his spending plan by clicking on the governor’s photo below.

GOV. TOM WOLF