Revenue discussion update: Wolf warns sternly as House GOP works toward consensus plan

Revenue discussion update: Wolf warns sternly as House GOP works toward consensus plan

Progress toward an eventual budget solution crept forward on Tuesday as several dozen House Republicans gathered in the state Capitol for a briefing on a plan some members have developed that relies mainly on special fund transfers to dig Pennsylvania out of its current $2.2 billion deficit.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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UC system’s future funding needs hinge on success of efficiency efforts, benefits modernization

UC system’s future funding needs hinge on success of efficiency efforts, benefits modernization

The House Labor and Industry Committee held a hearing Tuesday to further investigate funding needs related to Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system, still beleaguered after a major funding slash to its Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Markosek: “The leadership in the House Democratic caucus is at least on board with trying to get those votes” for budget revenue

Markosek: “The leadership in the House Democratic caucus is at least on board with trying to get those votes” for budget revenue

The halls of state Capitol remained quiet Monday as Pennsylvania’s revenue-related budget impasse rolled into its ninth full week.

While a few members of House legislative leadership were in the building, not much visible progress was made toward balancing the state’s $31.99 billion spending plan, which is currently $2.2 billion out of balance.

Monday, August 28, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Leach reintroduces paid family leave bill

Leach reintroduces paid family leave bill

For the third time in three consecutive sessions, Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) is introducing legislation to require certain Pennsylvania employers to provide employees paid family leave benefits.

Thursday, August 24, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House committee queries expenses made by Lieutenant Governor’s office

House committee queries expenses made by Lieutenant Governor’s office

The House State Government Committee held an informational meeting Wednesday to explore and question certain expenses made by the Office of Lieutenant Governor, and whether those expenses are a necessary or inappropriate use of taxpayer dollars.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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