Freshman Focus: Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-Delaware)

Freshman Focus: Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-Delaware)

Meet Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky. She represents the 161st House District. Find out why she ran for office, her legislative goals, and what she likes to do in her free time. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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Gov. Wolf: Ideology and numbers at play in budget discussions

Gov. Wolf: Ideology and numbers at play in budget discussions

During a regularly scheduled radio interview with Pittsburgh’s KDKA 1020 AM, Gov. Tom Wolf said both specific budget line-items and party ideology are part of budget discussions.

“We’re talking specific items and we’re talking overall ideology,” he told morning show hosts Larry Richert and John Shumway.

Gov. Wolf also pointed out that he has put proposals on the table in terms of liquor and pension reform.

“What I don’t understand are people who don’t want to govern at all,” he said. “I want to make this budget work for Pennsylvania and let it be an honest budget with integrity, and I’m willing to do what I have to do in this divided government to make that work, but I cannot concede to people who just want to blow things up.”

Tuesday, September 29, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Budget meetings to start fresh Tuesday

Gov. Tom Wolf and legislative leaders opted to start negotiations fresh Tuesday, calling off plans to possibly meet for a third time to discuss the Commonwealth’s ongoing budget stalemate Monday.

After two meetings, the wording used was cryptic, but optimistic coming from House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana).

“We’d like to try to get a budget done sooner rather than later,” he said on the prospects of a third meeting after the second of the day broke up around 5:00 p.m. “If we can meet tonight and find some common ground, I think that would be a good thing.”

While he was elusive about what common ground he might be speaking of, he did note that both sides are “trying to work through some numbers."

Monday, September 28, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO:Wolf still plans to veto stopgap budget

VIDEO:Wolf still plans to veto stopgap budget

After the second budget meeting of the day, Gov. Wolf says negotiations are to continue later this evening. 

Monday, September 28, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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Early afternoon budget meeting has negotiators looking hard at numbers

While budget negotiators pouring out of Monday’s early-afternoon budget meeting said they were still nowhere close to a deal, leaders in attendance went back to their respective corners in earnest to get a better feel for numbers of what is needed for a General Fund budget package and supporting revenue.

“We have some other data we need to accumulate,” House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) quickly told reporters gathered outside the negotiating session before quickly heading down the stairs out of the governor’s office.

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said the meeting included “a very detailed” discussion looking at a cost-to-carry budget and what that would entail.

“We need to get through that in the first instance,” he said. 

Monday, September 28, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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