Full slate of budget-balancing bills await Gov. Wolf’s action

Full slate of budget-balancing bills await Gov. Wolf’s action

It took almost four months beyond the traditional June 30 deadline, but House lawmakers on Thursday wrapped up sending a full slate of budget-balancing bills to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk in what is likely their last best effort to end the FY 2017-2018 budget process.

Thursday, October 26, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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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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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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Wolf announces $5 million overdose fighting drug grant for statewide first responders

Wolf announces $5 million overdose fighting drug grant for statewide first responders

Outside an old fire station in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood Friday afternoon, surrounded by firefighters who have already saved 40 lives this year alone from opioid overdoses, Gov. Tom Wolf announced a new $5 million grant that puts 120,000 doses of naloxone, an overdose reversing drug, in the hands of first responders statewide.

Friday, October 20, 2017/Author: Stephen Caruso
Gov. Wolf makes it official, vetoes Human Services Code

Gov. Wolf makes it official, vetoes Human Services Code

Making good on a promise of veto Thursday, Gov. Tom Wolf officially sent House Bill 59 back to the House with his disapproval.

Thursday, October 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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