Senate legislation aimed at giving legislature more regulatory oversight advances from committee

Senate legislation aimed at giving legislature more regulatory oversight advances from committee

Vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf last session, a proposal authored by Sen. John Gordner (R-Columbia) to give the legislature a stronger hand in the oversight of regulations advanced from the Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee Monday.

Monday, January 22, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA Supreme Court invalidates state’s 2011 Congressional map, provides expedited redraw timeline

PA Supreme Court invalidates state’s 2011 Congressional map, provides expedited redraw timeline

In a split five-to-two decision Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the Commonwealth’s 2011 Congressional map "plainly and palpably violates the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."

 

In so doing, the court enjoined the use of the map for the 2018 congressional mid-term election, including the upcoming May 15, 2018 primary.

Monday, January 22, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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State unemployment rate ticks up to 4.7 percent

State unemployment rate ticks up to 4.7 percent

Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate for the month of December ticked up one-tenth of a percentage point in December, the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry announced Friday.

Friday, January 19, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Recent wave of legislative retirements shakes up House GOP seniority

Recent wave of legislative retirements shakes up House GOP seniority

It’s that time in the two-year legislative session when state lawmakers are making up their minds about whether they will seek another term in the General Assembly and a recent wave of recently-announced upcoming retirements is going to change the makeup of the House Republican caucus’s seniority list.

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Tax reform efforts continue in state House

Tax reform efforts continue in state House

As tax reform efforts remain ongoing in both caucuses of the state House of Representatives, the House Republican Caucus this week continued its push on a top 2018 legislative agenda item: a state tax overhaul and modernization effort.

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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