House returns to session to begin budget balancing blitz

House returns to session to begin budget balancing blitz

After taking a roughly seven week session hiatus, the state House of Representatives made their long-awaited return to voting session Monday as the Republican caucus in that chamber looks to try to find consensus on a revenue plan that can close the state’s $2.2 billion deficit.

Monday, September 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Committee maneuver could delay consideration of severance tax proposal

Committee maneuver could delay consideration of severance tax proposal

A move by Republicans on the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Monday could potentially pump the brakes on the full chamber getting a crack at considering a natural gas severance tax.

Monday, September 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Rep. Dan McNeill passes away

Rep. Dan McNeill passes away

House leaders confirmed on Friday that Rep. Dan McNeill (D-Lehigh) passed away at the age of 70.

Sunday, September 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 50: Matt Smith

This episode talks over the latest in state budget news and has a feature interview with former state legislator and current president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Matt Smith.
Friday, September 8, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Gov. Wolf on new House GOP budget-balancing proposal: “I feel it’s a bad idea. It’s nonsense.”

Gov. Wolf on new House GOP budget-balancing proposal: “I feel it’s a bad idea. It’s nonsense.”

In some of the strongest words used by Pennsylvania’s chief executive in the ongoing budget impasse, Gov. Tom Wolf on Wednesday lambasted a new plan by House Republican members to balance the state’s books by using special fund transfers and other one-time sources of revenue rather than seeking revenue in the form of higher taxes and other recurring revenue sources.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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