VIDEO: DePasquale's year-long review of 'State of the Child' report shows negative findings

VIDEO: DePasquale's year-long review of 'State of the Child' report shows negative findings

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale held a press conference Thursday afternoon where he shared his findings from his year-long review of Pennsylvania's children and youth services. 

DePasquale stated that what he found in his "State of the Child" report is appalling. This report includes seven report observations and also 17 recommendations for improvement.
Thursday, September 14, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
VIDEO: Newer Perspectives with Rep. Nick Miccarelli

VIDEO: Newer Perspectives with Rep. Nick Miccarelli

Rep. Nick Miccarelli (R-Delaware) joined The PLS Reporter for our latest ongoing series: Newer Perspectives, where we sit down with the legislators who are 35 or younger to see what they bring to the legislature and how their views might be different than their more veteran colleagues.
Thursday, September 14, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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
Consulting firm on restructuring PWSA holds its second meeting

Consulting firm on restructuring PWSA holds its second meeting

Infrastructure Management Group (IMG), the consulting firm hired to investigate the issues facing the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority, presented their second round of possible ways to restructure the Authority Tuesday before the Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Panel of experts on the matter. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Tags: PWSA
Treasurer warns of $860 million in delayed state payments as House GOP seeks to regroup on budget-balancing plan

Treasurer warns of $860 million in delayed state payments as House GOP seeks to regroup on budget-balancing plan

Things didn’t quite go as expected Tuesday for the House Republican Caucus who, as late as Monday afternoon, was eyeing a vote on some version of a plan to balance the state budget by transferring special fund money into the General Fund as an attempt to close the state’s $2.2 billion deficit.

 

By Tuesday afternoon, the House adjourned without taking up the plan and legislative leaders met with the House Taxpayer Caucus—the main proponents of the special funds plan— and some Southeastern lawmakers to try to rework their strategy in order to gain enough votes to get some budget-balancing plan to the Senate by week’s end.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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