Gov. Wolf pumps the brakes on PLCB borrowing effort as CFA moves forward with $1.5 billion monetization of Tobacco Settlement Fund dollars

Gov. Wolf pumps the brakes on PLCB borrowing effort as CFA moves forward with $1.5 billion monetization of Tobacco Settlement Fund dollars

The Commonwealth Financing Authority board on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution granting authority for staff to move forward with either a bond or sale of future revenues headed to the state’s Tobacco Settlement Fund in an amount not to exceed $1.5 billion.

 

That action, according to the Wolf administration, has allowed the governor to put the brakes on his pursuit of seeking $1.25 billion in up-front monetization of future General Fund transfers from the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate committee advances bill to bring more teeth to state's lobbyist disclosure law

Senate committee advances bill to bring more teeth to state's lobbyist disclosure law

The Senate State Government Committee Monday advanced a House-passed piece of legislation that would bring more teeth to the state’s lobbyist disclosure law.
Monday, November 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf signs Administrative Code bill that changes state prison closure process

Gov. Wolf signs Administrative Code bill that changes state prison closure process

Gov. Tom Wolf last week signed the omnibus Administrative Code bill related to budget implementation and, among the changes incorporated in the legislation, is a provision that would change the process by which state prisons are closed.

Tuesday, November 7, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA eyes participation in US semiquincentennial

PA eyes participation in US semiquincentennial

While the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States is still over eight years away, the federal government and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are already in the beginning stages of planning how to celebrate the birth of the nation.

Monday, November 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Forthcoming legislation would require students to receive mental health checkups

Forthcoming legislation would require students to receive mental health checkups

Legislation forthcoming from Rep. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) would require students to receive a brain health or mental health checkup by the time they enter their early teenage years that will, at a minimum, screen for depression.

Thursday, November 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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