Tweets of the Week - December 11, 2017

Author: Jason Gottesman/Friday, December 15, 2017/Categories: Features

On Tuesday night, the Pennsylvania House of Representatives put the final votes to Senate Bill 3, legislation aimed at prohibiting abortions after 20 weeks of gestation and completely banning so-called "dismemberment abortions." While the legislation passed with a bipartisan majority, Gov. Tom Wolf said he will veto the legislation. Initial votes indicate the legislature does not have enough support to override the eventual veto.

 

Gov. Tom Wolf announced this week that he will be keeping private a report he requested from State Inspector General Bruce Beemer looking into potential misconduct and employee maltreatment by Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and his wife. 

Speaking to the issue, Gov. Wolf said he was keeping the report from public disclosure since he feels the Stacks have endured enough--particularly with Mrs. Stack's ongoing medical treatment--and releasing the report would equate to piling on. 

Following the announcement, members from the Senate Democratic Caucus held a press conference on Wednesday supporting Stack's reelection bid.

 

 

At the mid-year budget briefing, Wolf administration Budget Secretary Randy Albright indicated the Commonwealth's financial pictures is the best it's been since the start of the Great Recession. 

While he indicated Pennsylvania is on track to end the year with a surplus, later estimates clashed with a forecast provided by the Independent Fiscal Office, which projected a $1 billion deficit at the end of FY 2018-2019.

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