Each day brings more evidence of the economic wrecking ball unleashed by the coronavirus. And as the country deals with the crisis, that wrecking ball continues to generate big holes in government budgets. Pennsylvania, of course, is no exception. Gov. Tom Wolf recently estimated that the state could face a $5 billion deficit this year. And while some measure of additional federal aid seems likely, itís unclear how much it will be or when it will arrive.
Sadly, as Pennsylvania gets back up and running after the virus, the pressure will grow, yet again, for a new severance tax on top of the one we have now.