Contradictory liquor reforms taking shape as part of budget process

Contradictory liquor reforms taking shape as part of budget process

Two contradictory liquor reforms sought to be included as parts of budget process are taking shape this week.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
As revenue “deal” lingers incomplete, lawmakers work toward consensus on final plan

As revenue “deal” lingers incomplete, lawmakers work toward consensus on final plan

Amid widespread speculation of an agreed-to revenue framework to conclude the FY 2017-2018 budget, lawmakers returned to Harrisburg Monday to work toward getting final, yet elusive, agreement on a consensus plan that would fund the $2.2 billion deficit attached to the current fiscal year’s budget.

Monday, October 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Allegheny County delegation votes for the week of April 24

The state General Assembly wrapped up another session week by taking action on a number of controversial bills. 

Here's what the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County delegations were up to.

Friday, April 28, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Legislative push to end current year’s budget process still faces Wolf question mark

Legislative push to end current year’s budget process still faces Wolf question mark

The Republican-led Pennsylvania General Assembly began to push a supplemental appropriation for the FY 2015-2016 budget Tuesday that they hope will land on the governor’s desk on Wednesday, and if enacted, would provide the fiscal year with a $30.025 billion, no-tax-increase budget.

However, that budget will need to be approved or vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf, who said Tuesday he has not made up his mind about how to deal with the plan he still feels does not address Pennsylvania’s structural budget deficit.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Governor says structural costs need to be addressed before revenue hikes will be considered

Discussing what his revenue plans would be if elected to a second term as Pennsylvania’s chief executive, Gov. Tom Corbett Monday said reducing structural costs in the state and public school employee pension systems and the selling of state-run liquor stores would have to be dealt with before new revenues would be considered.

Monday, October 27, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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