Uncertainty, conflicting opinions arise about possible lame duck session

With pressing issues still lingering from the Corbett administration, members of all four caucuses are voicing their opinions in regards to the theorized final push for legislation before Gov.-elect Wolf takes office.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
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Budget deficit is nothing new, Budget Secretary says

Budget deficit is nothing new, Budget Secretary says

Budget secretary Charles Zogby held the administration’s mid-year budget briefing Wednesday morning where he confirmed prior estimates of a nearly $2 billion planning deficit heading into the coming fiscal year.

However, according to Sec. Zogby, this should not come as a surprise.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov.-elect Wolf, legislative Democrats respond to mid-year budget briefing

Gov.-elect Wolf, legislative Democrats respond to mid-year budget briefing

Governor-elect Tom Wolf and legislative Democrats responded Wednesday to the Corbett Administration's mid-year budget outlook.

The outlook, released Wednesday morning by Budget Secretary Charles Zogby, warns of a looming structural deficit facing the commonwealth to the tune of nearly $2 billion.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Tags: budget

Rumored lame duck session could mean another first in Pennsylvania history

If the proposed lame duck session takes place and Gov. Corbett signs new legislation before Gov.-elect Wolf's inauguration, it would likely be a first in Pennsylvania history.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
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Possible lame duck session would be bad government, reformers say

Possible lame duck session would be bad government, reformers say

Government reform advocates are saying the rumored possible lame duck session to be held after the legislators are sworn in on January 6, but before Gov.-elect Tom Wolf takes the oath of office on January 20, would be a dose of bad government.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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