Lawmakers introduce bills aimed at ending budget impasses

Lawmakers introduce bills aimed at ending budget impasses

Once again mired in a budget-related standoff, legislators have started to form bills and co-sponsorship memos to address how the General Assembly should act when such impasses occur. 

Monday, August 7, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
Keeping up with the neighbors: Pennsylvania -- Don't call us Illinois

Keeping up with the neighbors: Pennsylvania -- Don't call us Illinois

In the latest installment of The PLS Reporter's "Keeping Up With the Neighbors" -- a periodic feature looking at state news in surrounding states -- we give a status update on Illinois' budget impasse and compare and contrast the situation with the one Pennsylvania faced in 2015-2016.

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Pennsylvania’s budget impasse was a dismal saga almost unique in the country for the length and scope of its futility. Almost - but not completely. 

The Commonwealth has one state in particular to thank for keeping it out of the record books. Illinois, which runs on the same fiscal calendar, is still without an enacted budget for 2015-16. 

Monday, May 9, 2016/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Legislators seek to avoid future budget impasse harm

Legislators seek to avoid future budget impasse harm

Amid the organized chaos of Tuesday’s budget address day activities, a bicameral group of Republican lawmakers stood up to call for passage of a number of their proposals they say would avoid future budget impasse harm.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Are budget stakeholders being told to prepare for a budget impasse?

Are budget stakeholders being told to prepare for a budget impasse?

As the July 1 start to the FY 2015-2016 is fast approaching and the possibility of a veto from Gov. Tom Wolf for a Republican-crafted budget plan looms, are lawmakers telling those that rely on state budget dollars to prepare for a long-term budget stalemate?

It depends on who one asks.

Sunday, June 28, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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