House lawmakers put SRBC oversight in fall agenda’s crosshairs

House lawmakers put SRBC oversight in fall agenda’s crosshairs

Members of the House State Government Committee gathered in Harrisburg for the second straight Wednesday to further vet concepts outlined in hearings held earlier in the summer, this week focusing on a potential crackdown of the Susquehanna River Basin Commission, which some lawmakers have said is acting outside of their granted authority and causing ratepayers and businesses headaches in trying to deal with an additional regulatory structure within the basin’s territory.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House lawmakers look to prioritize regulatory reform

House lawmakers look to prioritize regulatory reform

A group of lawmakers in the state House of Representatives is looking to prioritize regulatory reform in Pennsylvania upon returning to voting session this coming fall.

 

After holding two public hearings on the issue earlier this summer, members of the House State Government Committee on Wednesday held a members-only informational meeting to discuss the previously submitted testimony and set a course of action for the committee to take on regulatory reform.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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State Civil Service hiring program analyzed by House State Government Committee

State Civil Service hiring program analyzed by House State Government Committee

The House State Government Committee held an information hearing Wednesday morning to examine the implementation by the State Civil Service Commission of Act 69 and Act 167 of 2016.

These two laws work together to modernize the Civil Service Act application, examination, notification, and hiring practice to discontinue any patronage, cronyism, and or nepotism. The goal is to implement a stronger system to hire more qualified civil service applicants at a faster and more modern pace.

The Pennsylvania Office of Administration (OA) and Pennsylvania State Civil Service Commission (SCSC) were both represented in the informational hearing to address members of the committee on how the timeline for civil service applications is being implemented. 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
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Legislature sends Gov. Wolf $31.99 billion spending plan as revenue discussions heat up

Legislature sends Gov. Wolf $31.99 billion spending plan as revenue discussions heat up

After a day of debate in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, legislators in both chambers voted to send a $31.99 billion FY 2017-2018 spending plan to Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday.

Friday, June 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House State Government Committee holds second hearing on giving the General Assembly more regulatory oversight

House State Government Committee holds second hearing on giving the General Assembly more regulatory oversight

The House State Government Committee held the second of its two hearings on solutions for improving oversight and relieving regulatory burdens for oil and gas industries in Pennsylvania on Tuesday morning.

This hearing focused on past acts of the Pennsylvania legislature and how they can be used to improve future legislation, and current barriers that the Commonwealth faces in regard to competition on a national level with current regulations.

Much of the hearing focused on environmental regulations as they pertain to the oil and gas industry, which have been a bone of contention with some Republican members are stifling economic development and job creation.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
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