— By Hilary Appelman With funding shortfalls possible in Medicare by 2028 and Social Security starting in 2034, Republican U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and Democratic challenger Katie McGinty expect that shoring up both programs will be a focus of the next Congress. “Social Security in its current form is already insolvent,” Toomey, 54, a first-term senator and former congressman, told the AARP Bulletin by email. “The longer Congress waits to address these challenges, the harder it will become to fix.” McGinty, …

— Harrisburg, PA: Governor Tom Wolf presented his FY 16-17 budget in the annual budget message to the Pennsylvania General Assembly on Tuesday, February 9th, but the budget itself was almost irrelevant to the event.  Here are three takeaways for you and your family to consider in the coming months. ONE: Throwing the Gauntlet Takes Center Stage, Spending Plan takes Back Seat Instead of reviewing the programs and issues contained in the proposed spending plan, the Governor delivered a rebuke to …