Legislators sworn-in, chamber leaders elected in day of ceremony

Legislators sworn-in, chamber leaders elected in day of ceremony

Tuesday marked the constitutionally required first day of session for the 2017-2018 General Assembly, and as is custom, members were officially sworn into office and the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate were elected by their chambers.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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What will the new General Assembly look like?

What will the new General Assembly look like?

Tuesday, the legislators making up the General Assembly for the 2017-2018 legislative session will officially be sworn into office.

 

Starting on Day 1, what will the new legislature look like?

Monday, January 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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UC funding tussle between Senate GOP, Gov. Wolf intensifies

UC funding tussle between Senate GOP, Gov. Wolf intensifies

It’s been nearly two weeks since the Pennsylvania Senate decided to not push to the governor’s desk a one-year extension of funds to the unemployment compensation system under the Service and Improvement Infrastructure Fund, and the ongoing fracas between Gov. Tom Wolf and Senate Republican leadership continued to boil over Tuesday.

 

In the latest episode, Senate GOP leaders sent a sharply worded letter to the governor urging him to reconsider furloughing nearly 600 workers in the Department of Labor and Industry, which the governor alleged is necessary as a result of the failure to extend the funding.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Rep. Rozzi plans little compromise in reboot of child sex abuse statute of limitations reform

Rep. Rozzi plans little compromise in reboot of child sex abuse statute of limitations reform

With few, if any, substantive session days remaining in the Pennsylvania General Assembly’s 2015-2016 term, it appears the nearly-completed monumental task of reforming Pennsylvania’s statute of limitations for instances of child sex abuse is fated to wait at least another session before enactment.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate Republican leaders pen open letter to Pennsylvania health insurers

Senate Republican leaders pen open letter to Pennsylvania health insurers

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Center), and Banking and Insurance Committee Majority Chairman Don White (R-Indiana) penned an open letter to Pennsylvania health insurers Friday asking them to charge their customers no more than they requested the Insurance Department approve despite the department establishing Affordable Care Act rate increase higher than what the companies sought.

 

Earlier this month, Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller announced that the average Affordable Care Act individual rate increased 32.5 percent while the average small group rate increased by just over seven percent.

Friday, October 28, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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