Summer Session: Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York)

Summer Session: Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York)

The PLS Reporter was joined by Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) Wednesday for a Summer Session interview. 

Sen. Wagner not only is a State Senator, but he also owns his own small businesses: Penn Waste, Inc. and KBS Trucking which are located in Thomasville, Pennsylvania.

Thursday, September 8, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Senate returns budget to House with increased higher education funding, lower spend number

Senate returns budget to House with increased higher education funding, lower spend number

The Senate Wednesday afternoon returned to the House the budget that chamber passed less than a day earlier, but increasing higher education funding by 2.5 percent and lowering the overall spend number to $31.53 billion.

 

Only three Senators—Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York), Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair), and Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-Venango)—opposed the spending plan.

 

The spending plan voted on by the Senate Wednesday found its $40 million increase to be shared by Pennsylvania’s state-related schools and other institutions of higher education by shifting money from lines said not to be priorities to the House or the governor and was able to obtain its bipartisan support by increasing funding in areas like the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
LGBTQ rally encourages fair legislation, Committee moves non-discriminatory legislation to Senate floor

LGBTQ rally encourages fair legislation, Committee moves non-discriminatory legislation to Senate floor

Legislators, members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community (LGBTQ), and allies of the LGBTQ community stood together in the main rotunda to lobby for fair and non-discriminatory legislation on this issue.

Wednesday, June 22, 2016/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
House committee advances tax amnesty proposal

House committee advances tax amnesty proposal

The House Finance Committee Tuesday advanced legislation by Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) that would provide for a new tax amnesty proposal that could, according to supporters, garner $150 million for next year’s budget.

The bill, House Bill 1888, passed the committee with 18-6 bipartisan support and would allow taxpayers to satisfy existing tax liabilities and only pay half the interest without prosecution.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Legislators identify $3 billion in potential savings and nontax revenue sources

Legislators identify $3 billion in potential savings and nontax revenue sources

Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) and Rep. Seth Grove (R-York) led the bicameral legislative Taxpayers’ Caucus Tuesday in a news conference unveiling more than $3 billion in potential savings and nontax revenue sources they say should be used before lawmakers turn to taxpayers to fill any existing budget holes.

“This is a new day and I don’t think Harrisburg has seen this before,” said Sen. Wagner about the things identified in the report, which also include recommendations about how to more effectively budget and implement economic growth strategies.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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