PA budget revenue work slogs on in uncertainty

PA budget revenue work slogs on in uncertainty

The Pennsylvania General Assembly returned to session Monday for the first time since Gov. Tom Wolf announced that he would be taking over operation of the state’s finances in order to ensure that the deficit-riddled Commonwealth can balance its books in the absence of a legislatively-agreed to spending plan being enacted.

Monday, October 16, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House Finance Committee cancels Monday vote on severance tax proposal

House Finance Committee cancels Monday vote on severance tax proposal

While the House Finance Committee had sunshined a Monday vote on a severance tax proposal that would have imposed a 3.2 percent severance tax on natural gas extracts on top of the already-existing local impact fee, the meeting was abruptly cancelled on Friday.

Friday, October 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Rep. DiGirolamo discusses negative impact of Graham-Cassidy

Rep. DiGirolamo discusses negative impact of Graham-Cassidy

Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) held a press conference Wednesday afternoon to discuss the negative impacts that the federal healthcare legislation known as Graham-Cassidy would have on Pennsylvania.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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House GOP sends budget-funding plan to Senate

House GOP sends budget-funding plan to Senate

House Republicans on Wednesday passed what they entitled “The Putting People First Budget,” a budget-balancing plan that provides $2.3 billion in funding to close the $2.2 billion accumulated budget deficit facing the Commonwealth in FY 2017-2018, by a vote of 103 to 91. 

Wednesday, September 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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A brief history of recent work on agency consolidations

A brief history of recent work on agency consolidations

As the House continues to mull over a suitable revenue package to cover the approved spending plan, two key components of Gov. Wolf’s budget proposal face a similarly tenuous road: the creation of a consolidated Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and Department of Criminal Justice (DCJ). 

Thursday, August 24, 2017/Author: Andreas Dienner
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