PA House, Wolf administration seek to clear the air on agencies’ special funds

PA House, Wolf administration seek to clear the air on agencies’ special funds

The House Appropriations Committee this week continued its slate of hearings with Wolf administration agency heads to delve deeper into what special funds various agencies have, how much is in the funds, what the funds are used for, and whether the special funds in question can be utilized to fill gaps in state revenue.

Thursday, January 25, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Second mini-casino license winning bid is another state budget boon

Second mini-casino license winning bid is another state budget boon

After just two runs through the first round of bidding for the right to build a Category 4 so-called “mini-casino,” total bids have exceeded the minimum expected amount from the entire first round. The second right to a license was obtained Wednesday by Stadium Casino, LLC, for a winning bid of $40.1 million.

Wednesday, January 24, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA House Majority Leader announces Congressional bid

PA House Majority Leader announces Congressional bid

Pennsylvania House of Representatives Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) formally announced Tuesday that he will be running for US Congress to represent the 9th Congressional District, which will be vacated by Rep. Bill Shuster at the end of this term.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

Consideration of bill to reduce the size of state House of Representatives becomes redistricting reform proxy war

During Tuesday’s consideration of House Bill 153—a constitutional amendment that would allow voters to decide whether to reduce the state House of Representatives to 151 members—Democrats on the House State Government Committee used the legislative process to offer an amendment to the bill that resulted in the waging of a proxy war over redistricting reform.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf comments on redistricting case results, federal government shutdown in Pittsburgh radio appearance

Gov. Wolf comments on redistricting case results, federal government shutdown in Pittsburgh radio appearance

Gov. Tom Wolf was a guest on KDKA 1020’s morning show Tuesday where hosts Larry Reichert and John Shumway peppered him with questions over the recent state supreme court order invalidating Pennsylvania’s current 2011-adopted congressional map and the effects of the ending of the federal government shutdown.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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