Lawmakers send budget-balancing bills to governor, but gaming bill remains for one more day

Lawmakers send budget-balancing bills to governor, but gaming bill remains for one more day

After 118 days, lawmakers on Wednesday sent to Gov. Tom Wolf a package of bills aimed at helping the end the budget impasse and providing funding for state related universities.

 

However, a gaming expansion bill that was said to provide around $200 million in the first year for the current year’s state budget was unable to get a vote in the House as the chamber pushed up against its 11:00 p.m. deadline.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Here’s what is in the new gaming expansion bill

Here’s what is in the new gaming expansion bill

House and Senate lawmakers spent most of Wednesday working on a sweeping gaming expansion bill to send to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. Here’s a look at what's in it.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Stop & Go crackdown provision awaits governor’s signature

Stop & Go crackdown provision awaits governor’s signature

Fiscal Code legislation containing language providing for stricter enforcement of so-called Stop & Go stores was passed by the House Tuesday and is currently awaiting action by Gov. Tom Wolf.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
House returns to Harrisburg to join potential push to end budget impasse

House returns to Harrisburg to join potential push to end budget impasse

Following action by Senate colleagues to advance a number of budget-related bills Monday, the House of Representatives returned to Harrisburg on Tuesday to work on outstanding budget-related issues in the hopes of getting to a final conclusion to the months-long impasse by week’s end.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Procedural issue keeps Senate-crafted school voucher bill in committee

Procedural issue keeps Senate-crafted school voucher bill in committee

While the Senate Education Committee on Tuesday seemed to have advanced legislation to establish a school-voucher like program in Pennsylvania aimed at helping to give students in low-achieving schools more school choice options, a late-filed proxy that was not counted in the original vote tally has kept the legislation in committee to be considered at a later date.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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