PA House works through some natural gas tax amendments

PA House works through some natural gas tax amendments

In its first day back since wrapping up the state budget process at the end of October, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Monday started what is likely to be the General Assembly’s next major lift: the passage of a natural gas severance tax bill.

Monday, November 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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CHIP reauthorization bill returns to Senate in original form

CHIP reauthorization bill returns to Senate in original form

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Monday sent back to the Senate legislation that would reauthorize the Children’s Health Insurance Program without Senate-inserted language that would prohibit the health insurance plan from covering gender confirmation/reassignment surgeries.

Monday, November 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA House poised to declare pornography a public health crisis

PA House poised to declare pornography a public health crisis

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives took a step Monday toward declaring pornography a public health crisis.

 

That step came when the House Health Committee approved by a 19-5 vote a resolution sponsored by Committee Majority Chairman Matt Baker (R-Tioga) that condemns the free, widespread availability of pornography as a public health crisis.

Monday, November 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Corrections Secretary John Wetzel speaks at Press Club Luncheon

Corrections Secretary John Wetzel speaks at Press Club Luncheon

Department of Corrections Secretary John Wetzel was the featured speaker at the November Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon held Monday afternoon where he spoke on topics related to the need to incorporate more data in criminal justice policymaking, the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, and the opioid crisis.

Monday, November 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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General Assembly, associated agencies sit on $95 million in reserve funds

General Assembly, associated agencies sit on $95 million in reserve funds

The Legislative Audit Advisory commission released the audit of the General Assembly’s finances for FY 2016-2017, reporting that the legislature and its associated agencies have combined reserves of $95 million.

The reserves represent surpluses over the $325 million appropriated to the General Assembly in FY 2016-2017.
Wednesday, November 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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