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Jay Jr Costa
Democrats say Wolf's budget proposal will be ambitious

More details of Gov. Tom Wolf's forthcoming budget proposal emerged Monday, as top Democratic lawmakers said Wolf's ambitious proposal must be considered as a whole, rather than as pieces. The Wolf administration has not released many details. But Democrats who have had discussions with Wolf administration officials expressed support for a plan that they expect will seek substantial increases in education funding, significant cuts in school property taxes and a solution to a $2 billion-plus funding hole. "This is a comprehensive plan that the governor will be rolling out as we go forward," Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa, D-Allegheny, said. "And that's...