5 bills to watch for the week of June 10

5 bills to watch for the week of June 10

We get it, session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From electric vehicles to agency mergers, here are five bills to watch for the week of June 10.
Friday, June 7, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Top Republicans cheer increased tax revenue but urge putting savings into Rainy Day Fund

Top Republicans cheer increased tax revenue but urge putting savings into Rainy Day Fund

Republican leaders are touting more than $800 million in more-than-expected tax revenues as a sign the state is on the right fiscal path but cautioned Wednesday that they will be looking to plow most of that money into the rainy day fund.

 

The Department of Revenue announced Wednesday they had collected a little over $464 million in tax revenue in April, 11 percent more than projected. That brings the total General Fund revenue to $29.2 billion, $828 million more than initially expected..

Wednesday, May 1, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
DePasquale announces audit of medicaid service providers

DePasquale announces audit of medicaid service providers

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale joined Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) to announce six audits that look into vendors hired by the Department of Human Services to verify that Medicaid patients are receiving the correct services and money is being spent correctly. 

DePasquale stated that the main focus of these audits is the services for seniors and those with intellectual disabilities. 

Wednesday, April 24, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Senate appropriators examine medication-assisted treatment for opioid use

Senate appropriators examine medication-assisted treatment for opioid use

Officials from the Pennsylvania Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs testified Monday before the Senate Appropriations Committee in a hearing that largely focused on the state’s efforts to combat opioid use in Pennsylvania. 

At the heart of Pennsylvania’s work to reduce substance abuse is medication-assisted treatment, or MAT, which uses medication to aid outpatient behavioral therapy, the core component of the treatment.
Monday, March 4, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Lawmakers expect another effort to legislate merger between Corrections, Parole Board

Lawmakers expect another effort to legislate merger between Corrections, Parole Board

Lawmakers are expecting a renewed push to codify the consolidation of the Department of Corrections and Board of Probation and Parole after Corrections Secretary John Wetzel called for legislative action on the matter Thursday..

In 2017, Gov. Tom Wolf announced his administration would combine overlapping services in the two agencies, mainly focused on re-entry programs, that would be formalized in a memorandum of understanding signed by Wetzel and then-PBPP Chair Leo Dunn.
Thursday, February 28, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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