Solar is a renewable energy source that can help wean the world off fossil fuels that produce greenhouse gases.
Environmental groups are encouraged by Wolf’s proposal, given the economic fall-out of COVID-19.
The compromise measure lowers the size of the tax break from more than $1 billion to $670 million over 25 years.
Overrides are rare, and can only happen when two-thirds of the legislature are willing to support a bill against the governor’s explicit wishes. The last one happened a decade ago.
The proposal calls for $4.5 billion in infrastructure initiatives over four years, funded by a severance tax on natural gas. It would be targeted at things like mitigating flooding, addressing blight and expanding broadband access.
The governor’s plan — if passed — would route money toward things like broadband expansion, flood remediation, and urban blight reduction.