PA governor candidates: State may have to boost UI tax

Both Republican Tom Corbett and Democrat Don Onorato say Pennsylvania may have to boost unemployment insurance payroll payments by employers, KDKA Radio in Pittsburgh reports.

We like it when politicians admit you can't write checks without raising funds to pay them. But this raised an obvious question for Corbett, since he famously signed a "no-new-taxes" pledge.

He tried to weasel out of it by saying UI isn't a "tax", it's a "contribution." Sure, and why not just call it a "premium?"

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