Budget revenue progress enters uncertain territory as House GOP balks at latest proposal

Budget revenue progress enters uncertain territory as House GOP balks at latest proposal

Work to balance the FY 2016-2017 and FY 2017-2018 spending plans entered uncertain territory Saturday after House Republicans—the majority in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives—failed to cobble enough votes to lift the latest revenue proposal crafted in large part by House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) and sent members home to once again remain on six-hour call.

Saturday, July 22, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf nominates PSEA’s Jerry Oleksiak for Labor and Industry head

Gov. Wolf nominates PSEA’s Jerry Oleksiak for Labor and Industry head

Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday afternoon announced his intention to nominate Pennsylvania State Education Association president Jerry Oleksiak to take over for departing Secretary of Labor and Industry Kathy Manderino.

Saturday, July 22, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 47: Remembering the Quecreek Mine Rescue with former DEP Sec. David Hess

This week, we talk to former DEP Secretary David Hess, who reflects on the Quecreek Mine Rescue as we approach the event's 15th anniversary.
Friday, July 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Republican leaders hold another revenue negotiation with no breakthrough in sight

Republican leaders hold another revenue negotiation with no breakthrough in sight

The Republican leaders from both the House and the Senate huddled behind closed doors for the second day in a row Wednesday trying to come up with a consensus plan that will balance the spending plan that has been law for just over a week.

 

Much like discussions that have taken place throughout the week, progress toward bridging the differences that have caused disagreement between the two majority caucuses was incremental, if progress was made at all.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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As revenue talks drag on, fight over natural gas severance tax heats up

As revenue talks drag on, fight over natural gas severance tax heats up

With budget-related revenue negotiations likely to drag into the third week of their current standoff, the fight over whether a natural gas severance tax should be part of those discussions has continued to heat up.

 

While Republican leaders have been more than recalcitrant in their stance toward bringing up any one of the numerous proposals introduced in either the House or Senate, one can hardly speak to a Democrat or moderate Republican in the Capitol without hearing from one of them about how such a tax—in exchange with the natural gas industry for some regulatory relief—could be a primary solution to end the Commonwealth’s revenue woes.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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