Rep. DiGirolamo discusses negative impact of Graham-Cassidy

Rep. DiGirolamo discusses negative impact of Graham-Cassidy

Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the negative impacts that the federal healthcare legislation known as Graham-Cassidy would have on Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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House GOP sends budget-funding plan to Senate

House GOP sends budget-funding plan to Senate

House Republicans on Wednesday passed what they entitled “The Putting People First Budget,” a budget-balancing plan that provides $2.3 billion in funding to close the $2.2 billion accumulated budget deficit facing the Commonwealth in FY 2017-2018, by a vote of 103 to 91. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
A brief history of recent work on agency consolidations

A brief history of recent work on agency consolidations

As the House continues to mull over a suitable revenue package to cover the approved spending plan, two key components of Gov. Wolf’s budget proposal face a similarly tenuous road: the creation of a consolidated Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Department of Criminal Justice (DCJ). 

Thursday, August 24, 2017/Author: Andreas Dienner
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Lawmakers introduce bills aimed at ending budget impasses

Lawmakers introduce bills aimed at ending budget impasses

Once again mired in a budget-related standoff, legislators have started to form bills and co-sponsorship memos to address how the General Assembly should act when such impasses occur. 

Monday, August 7, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
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As revenue talks drag on, fight over natural gas severance tax heats up

As revenue talks drag on, fight over natural gas severance tax heats up

With budget-related revenue negotiations likely to drag into the third week of their current standoff, the fight over whether a natural gas severance tax should be part of those discussions has continued to heat up.

 

While Republican leaders have been more than recalcitrant in their stance toward bringing up any one of the numerous proposals introduced in either the House or Senate, one can hardly speak to a Democrat or moderate Republican in the Capitol without hearing from one of them about how such a tax—in exchange with the natural gas industry for some regulatory relief—could be a primary solution to end the Commonwealth’s revenue woes.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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