House Majority Leader Dave Reed talks 2018 legislative priorities

House Majority Leader Dave Reed talks 2018 legislative priorities

With the legislature returning to session in just less than two weeks, House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) provided an update Thursday on the various priorities of the House Republican Caucus and the state House of Representatives as a whole.

Thursday, January 11, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Legislative package aimed at reforming state budget process clears House committee

Legislative package aimed at reforming state budget process clears House committee

A six-bill legislative package that seeks to reform the state budgeting process made its way out of the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday afternoon along a party-line vote.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Legislators propose limited state constitutional convention to “reinvigorate” state government

Legislators propose limited state constitutional convention to “reinvigorate” state government

Within the last month, two state legislators began the process of circulating a proposal that would create a limited state constitutional convention in the hopes of expediting state government reforms in Pennsylvania.

 

The identical proposals—currently sponsored by Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) and Rep. Steve Bloom (R-Cumberland)—model their “limited convention” after the 1967 state constitutional convention that focused on government structure and reform.

Thursday, August 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf: “We needed to have that impasse, which was a catharsis”

Gov. Wolf: “We needed to have that impasse, which was a catharsis”

Gov. Tom Wolf made an in-studio appearance on KDKA 1020AM’s morning show Friday, where in discussing the FY 2015-2016 budget impasse, he said the impasse was necessary in order to bring all players into a reality “in terms of what the state should be doing.”

“We couldn’t keep going down that same road where the state was not coming up with the funding that we should at the state level,” he said. “We needed to have that impasse, which was a catharsis, to try to shake ourselves into some sense or reality in terms of what the state should be doing.”

Friday, May 6, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Pennsylvania enters new phase of criminal justice reform with JRI II

Pennsylvania enters new phase of criminal justice reform with JRI II

Following up on the success of the first rendition of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), Pennsylvania is now the only state in the nation to be selected to participate in the data-driven second part of the criminal justice reform program leaders from both parties in all three branches of government announced Thursday.

Thursday, February 18, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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