Legislature weighs options as Gov. Wolf allows PA budget spending plan to become law without his signature

Legislature weighs options as Gov. Wolf allows PA budget spending plan to become law without his signature

Gov. Tom Wolf Monday afternoon announced he was going to allow the $31.99 billion spending plan on his desk to become law without his signature as he and the legislature continue to negotiate on a revenue plan to fully fund state operations. 

Monday, July 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Budget-related revenue discussions pick up pace as differences on gaming issues narrow

Budget-related revenue discussions pick up pace as differences on gaming issues narrow

With little more than two days remaining before a midnight Monday deadline for Gov. Tom Wolf to decide how he’ll handle the FY 2017-2018 state spending plan should it remain unbalanced, Republican legislative leaders picked up the pace of their revenue discussions Saturday as linchpin gaming expansion issues narrowed in difference between the two chambers’ demands.

Saturday, July 8, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House Republicans to float new gaming revenue proposal that axes the local share assessment

House Republicans to float new gaming revenue proposal that axes the local share assessment

A proposal led by Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) and being floated by the House Republican Caucus to redirect local share assessment payments to Pennsylvania’s General Fund is under increasing consideration as an agreement on gaming expansion revenue is waning.

Thursday, June 22, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Scarnati on budget: “How we close this out is yet to be seen”

Scarnati on budget: “How we close this out is yet to be seen”

With rank-and-file legislators heading out of town Wednesday and not set to return to Harrisburg until just five days shy of the traditional June 30th budget deadline, legislative leaders were continuing to come up short on an agreement on a spending plan and revenue package that will close out the FY 2016-2017 and FY 2017-2018 budget cycles.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Pension reform proposal gets Senate Bill 1 designation for second straight session

Pension reform proposal gets Senate Bill 1 designation for second straight session

A much anticipated pension reform proposal from the Senate was formally introduced Thursday, getting the designation of Senate Bill 1 for the second straight session.

 

The designation of Bill 1 in either chamber is traditionally set aside for legislation of the highest public importance or as a symbolic measure to articulate the priority of the majority caucus.

Friday, May 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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