VIDEO: Sen. Pileggi: "We are doing what we can do to advance the process" on the state budget

VIDEO: Sen. Pileggi: "We are doing what we can do to advance the process" on the state budget

Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi gives some insight into where the Senate Republicans are with budget negotiations. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: House Appropriations Chair gives some insight into budget negotiations

VIDEO: House Appropriations Chair gives some insight into budget negotiations

The PLS Reporter caught up with House Appropriations Chair Bill Adolph after an off the floor meeting to see where the House Republicans are so far with budget negotiations. 

Tuesday, June 17, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Video

Governor: No new revenue without pension reform

Gov. Tom Corbett on Tuesday called legislators to task, saying he will not consider any new sources of revenue unless he sees a bill to reform Pennsylvania’s pension system.

“I told the leaders that I will not talk about revenue until we deal with cost drivers, and the pension [issue] is a cost driver. Let me see what you are going to do with pensions,” he said at a Tuesday news conference.

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Little progress on budget, increased likelihood of missing June 30 deadline

Lawmakers were told by leadership Monday that they should be prepared to remain in the Capitol into the first week in July. There were no scheduled budget meetings Monday at the Capitol and only informal negotiations over the weekend.

“It is unlikely that we will finish our work by June 30,” said Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware).

He said he is telling his members to prepare to stay at least into the first week of July. 

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Monday, June 16, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Tags: budget

Your second week of June budget recap

Two weeks in June down and just over two weeks to go before the June 30 budget deadline and much remains to be done to get the ball across the goal line.

While a budget bill was reported out of the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday, that legislation is merely a “shell” that is identical to the FY 2013-2014 budget bill and does not reflect the spending needs or priorities of the FY 2014-2015 fiscal year.

On Monday, Republican legislative leaders left what was described by Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) as a productive meeting between them and Gov. Tom Corbett. He said little groundwork was laid for how to proceed over the next three weeks to get a budget passed by the June 30 deadline.

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Friday, June 13, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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