End of session legislation update – October 25, 2016

End of session legislation update – October 25, 2016

This update will be amended throughout the day

With many proposals racing to completion or failure as the General Assembly tries to wrap up the 2015-2016 legislative session, here’s an update on where some of the high-profile legislative pieces stand.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Pension reform, gaming fix/expansion headline action items for legislature’s remaining session days

Pension reform, gaming fix/expansion headline action items for legislature’s remaining session days

With the 2015-2016 legislative session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly expected to come to a close Wednesday, lawmakers started separating the wheat from the chaff in terms of what might become law Monday with items like pension reform and a possible fix and/or expansion of gaming in Pennsylvania taking top position of what lawmakers hope to get done before heading home for the election.

Monday, October 24, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
New pension reform plan could be revealed soon

New pension reform plan could be revealed soon

As lawmakers try to wrap up major policy goals in the final days of the 2015-2016 legislative session, one issue they have been grappling over—public employee pension reform—might wait until the very end of the remaining voting days to see completion.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Break’s over! House begins fall session run with lots to do and little time to do it

Break’s over! House begins fall session run with lots to do and little time to do it

With the seasonal calendar officially changing to autumn later this week, the House of Representatives returned to voting session Monday to end the legislature’s summer recess and begin work on a number of top-priority items prior to the constitutional end of the 2015-2016 legislative session.

 

Starting Monday, the House had 14 scheduled session days while the Senate only scheduled ten.

Monday, September 19, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Pension reform remains in fall legislative mix

Pension reform remains in fall legislative mix

One of the heavy lifts remaining to be accomplished by the legislature when they return to session next week is finally passing pension reform legislation.

 

As Capitol observers left things with pension reform in June before legislative attention turned solely to passing a FY 2016-2017 spending plan and supporting revenue, the Senate voted to non-concur in House amendments to Senate Bill 1071, finding disagreeable the so-called “stacked hybrid” approach to pension reform.

Friday, September 16, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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