House committee advances regulatory reform bills

House committee advances regulatory reform bills

The House State Government Committee advanced two bills during Tuesday’s voting session that would limit regulations and expedite the permitting process.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

During Tuesday’s consideration of House Bill 153—a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide whether to reduce the state House of Representatives to 151 members—Democrats on the House State Government Committee used the legislative process to offer an amendment to the bill that resulted in the waging of a proxy war over redistricting reform.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House cranks through amendment process on so-called “paycheck protection” bill

House cranks through amendment process on so-called “paycheck protection” bill

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday used the bulk of its session day to crank through nearly three dozen amendments—many of which drew significant debate—filed to so-called “paycheck protection” legislation.

 

The underlying legislation, Senate Bill 166 sponsored by Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair), would disallow the automatic collection of political action committee money from a unionized public employee’s paycheck, but allow the automatic collection of dues money potentially earmarked for political advocacy purposes.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House lawmaker wants Congress to reimburse PA pension funds for quantitative easing losses

House lawmaker wants Congress to reimburse PA pension funds for quantitative easing losses

Rep. Frank Ryan (R-Lebanon) struck an incremental win in his fight to have the federal government reimburse what he believes are state and municipal pension funds losses due to the Federal Reserve’s policy of quantitative easing in response to the 2008 economic downturn spurred by the subprime mortgage crisis when the House State Government Committee passed a resolution seeking Congress to reimburse Pennsylvania for the losses.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate Bill 1 begins advance through House

Senate Bill 1 begins advance through House

Senate Bill 1—the major pension reform bill making its way through the General Assembly—easily cleared the Senate by a vote of 40-9 Monday afternoon. Within only a few short hours, the legislation was quickly taken up by the House State Government Committee where it advanced to full House along bipartisan lines.

Monday, June 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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