No movement on budget Tuesday; Senate advances its own placeholder bill

Both legislative chambers continued to work on the budget Tuesday, with the only tangible progress seen in the Senate Appropriations Committee, which voted out a budget bill reflecting current year spending levels. The corresponding committee in the House did the same thing last week.

“We are just doing what we can do to advance the process and make sure we do our best to have a budget in place by June 30,” said Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware). 

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Tuesday, June 17, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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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
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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
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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
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