Senate non-concurs in House revenue plan, seeks to restart negotiations in earnest

Senate non-concurs in House revenue plan, seeks to restart negotiations in earnest

In a day headlined by the state receiving a downgraded bond rating due to—among other reasons—its ongoing budget-related impasse, the Pennsylvania Senate Wednesday by a vote of 43-7 took the procedural step of voting to not concur in the latest budget-balancing plan passed by the House.

 

The hope is that the procedural move will set up a conference committee to swiftly move an agreed-to plan when one is reached.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
The Pennsylvania Medical Freedom Alliance advocated against the halt on the medical cannabis program

The Pennsylvania Medical Freedom Alliance advocated against the halt on the medical cannabis program

On Wednesday morning, The Pennsylvania Medical Freedom Alliance gathered in the Capitol to explain why the medical cannabis program is so important and what could happen if the program is halted. 

Wednesday, September 20, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
State and federal regulators to review PWSA operations this week

State and federal regulators to review PWSA operations this week

This week, state and federal regulators are taking a closer look at the operations of one of PWSA’s water treatment plants.  


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) will conduct a Comprehensive Performance Evaluation of the Aspinwall Water Treatment Plant’s water operations. The purpose of the evaluation is to identify areas of improvement and to ensure optimization, regulatory compliance, and protect public health, said PWSA in a statement.  

Wednesday, September 20, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
As budget-related revenue impasse continues, S&P downgrades Pennsylvania’s bond rating

As budget-related revenue impasse continues, S&P downgrades Pennsylvania’s bond rating

Standard and Poor’s announced on Wednesday morning that they are downgrading Pennsylvania’s bond rating amid the ongoing budget stalemate, the failure of lawmakers to fix Pennsylvania’s chronic structural imbalance, and weakening liquidity.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Press Conference Overview- September 19, 2017

Press Conference Overview- September 19, 2017

Watch an overview of some of the press events held at the Capitol Tuesday.
Tuesday, September 19, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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