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PA Budget Talks Break Down; No Oil/Gas Severance Tax Imminent

With a deadline fast approaching to pass a state budget, lawmakers in the Pennsylvania General Assembly have reached an impasse, with Republicans advancing their own spending plan that does not include a severance tax on oil and natural gas production, and Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf threatening to veto it.

June 29, 2015

Wolf Fires Back at Oil/Gas Industry in Defense of Severance Tax Proposal

In a strongly worded rebuttal, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday lashed out at the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry for its role in opposing his severance tax proposal on oil and natural gas production in the state, calling the group's stance "unacceptable" and accusing it of appeasing special interests.

May 19, 2015

Wolf Fires Back at Oil/Gas Industry in Defense of Severance Tax Proposal

In a strongly worded rebuttal, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf on Monday lashed out at the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry for its role in opposing his severance tax proposal on oil and natural gas production in the state, calling the group’s stance “unacceptable” and accusing it of appeasing special interests.

May 19, 2015

As Pennsylvania Budget Negotiations Near, Severance Tax Divide Widens

In his first address to a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf outlined a 2015-2016 state budget replete with tax reform that leans, in part, on the natural gas industry to plug a $2.3 billion budget deficit.

March 3, 2015

A New Governor Brings New Concerns For Pennsylvania NatGas Industry

Democrat Tom Wolf’s inauguration as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor on Tuesday could mark a new, if uncertain, beginning for the state’s natural gas producers.

January 20, 2015

New PA Governor Touts ‘Clean, Safe and Sustainable’ Development

Democrat Tom Wolf, who was sworn-in as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor on Tuesday, said his administration would be focused on “jobs that pay, schools that teach and government that works.”

January 20, 2015
With Wolf’s Inauguration, Questions Loom For Pennsylvania NatGas Industry

With Wolf’s Inauguration, Questions Loom For Pennsylvania NatGas Industry

When Democrat Tom Wolf is inaugurated as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor Tuesday, it could mark a new, if uncertain, beginning for the state’s natural gas producers.

January 16, 2015

Wolf Taps Former DEP Chief Hanger to Planning Post

Pennsylvania Gov.-elect Tom Wolf has selected John Hanger, a former secretary of the state Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and a one-time Democratic candidate for governor, to serve as his secretary of planning and policy.

December 11, 2014
Pennsylvania Governor’s Race Narrows With Energy Issues Front and Center

Pennsylvania Governor’s Race Narrows With Energy Issues Front and Center

Polls show Pennsylvania’s Republican Gov.Tom Corbett narrowing the double-digit lead that Democratic challenger Tom Wolf has enjoyed for much of the campaign. The election has high stakes for the oil and gas industry as Wolf has pushed a severance tax and made energy reform a mainstay of his campaign.

October 31, 2014
It’s High Stakes for Oil, Gas Industry in Pennsylvania Governor’s Race

It’s High Stakes for Oil, Gas Industry in Pennsylvania Governor’s Race

Polls show Pennsylvania’s Republican Gov.Tom Corbett narrowing the double-digit lead that Democratic challenger Tom Wolf has enjoyed for much of the campaign. The election has high stakes for the oil and gas industry as Wolf has pushed a severance tax and made energy reform a mainstay of his campaign.

October 31, 2014