Senate non-concurs in House revenue plan, seeks to restart negotiations in earnest

Senate non-concurs in House revenue plan, seeks to restart negotiations in earnest

In a day headlined by the state receiving a downgraded bond rating due to—among other reasons—its ongoing budget-related impasse, the Pennsylvania Senate Wednesday by a vote of 43-7 took the procedural step of voting to not concur in the latest budget-balancing plan passed by the House.

 

The hope is that the procedural move will set up a conference committee to swiftly move an agreed-to plan when one is reached.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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As budget-related revenue impasse continues, S&P downgrades Pennsylvania’s bond rating

As budget-related revenue impasse continues, S&P downgrades Pennsylvania’s bond rating

Standard and Poor’s announced on Wednesday morning that they are downgrading Pennsylvania’s bond rating amid the ongoing budget stalemate, the failure of lawmakers to fix Pennsylvania’s chronic structural imbalance, and weakening liquidity.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate committee takes deep dive into Stop & Go crackdown possibilities

Senate committee takes deep dive into Stop & Go crackdown possibilities

Continuing what has been something of a budget-season sidelight, the Senate Law and Justice Committee on Tuesday held a hearing with members of the Pennsylvania State Police and Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board to examine the legislature’s options in terms of cracking down on so-called Stop & Go liquor establishments.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf: “Neither the Senate nor I like the House package”

Gov. Wolf: “Neither the Senate nor I like the House package”

Gov. Tom Wolf made two Pittsburgh-area radio appearances Tuesday morning during which the top topic of interest was progress being made on reaching agreement to balance the state budget.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate begins review of House-passed budget-balancing plan

Senate begins review of House-passed budget-balancing plan

The Pennsylvania Senate reconvened Monday for the first time since July and their top order of business was a review of the budget-balancing plan the House passed last week.

Monday, September 18, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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