Republicans and Democrats show differences of opinion on tax policy

Republicans and Democrats show differences of opinion on tax policy

As revenue generation has been a key component to ongoing budget talks, tax policy in some manner has been part of the discussion; and, with the legislative calendar turning ever closer to June 30, Democratic and Republican lawmakers have been showing their differences of opinion in terms of how taxes should play in terms of the overall revenue picture for the Commonwealth.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Reintroduced PA Fairness Act aims to protect the PA LGBT community

Reintroduced PA Fairness Act aims to protect the PA LGBT community

Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) recently announced that has reintroduced his proposal that would create the Pennsylvania Fairness Act.

The legislation, this session in House Bill 1410, has bipartisan support in the legislature and its goal is to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) Pennsylvanians from sexual orientation and gender identity discrimination statewide in the workplace, housing market, and public accommodations. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
PA officials express concern over federal action on health care, religious liberties

PA officials express concern over federal action on health care, religious liberties

A number of Pennsylvania officials over the last several days have publicly urged the President and Congress to not take action on a number of pressing issues at the federal level.

Thursday, May 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Implications of repealing ACA and Medicaid expansion examined by House Democrats in Pittsburgh

Implications of repealing ACA and Medicaid expansion examined by House Democrats in Pittsburgh

Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Squirrel Hill) hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee meeting recently to discuss and explore the implications of a potential federal government repeal of the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid expansion. 

Republican members of Congress were expected to vote on a measure that would repeal the ACA and replace it with the American Health Care Act last week, but the vote was postponed due to a lack of support. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Pittsburgh and state officials discuss possible implications of proposed Affordable Care Act repeal

Pittsburgh and state officials discuss possible implications of proposed Affordable Care Act repeal

As U.S. House members debate a vote to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in Washington, Pennsylvania officials met in Pittsburgh Thursday to discuss the impact the move would have for state residents.

During a press conference at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller said that because of the ACA, 6.1 million Pennsylvanians benefit from access to free preventive care services, 5.4 million can’t be denied health insurance coverage because of a pre-existing condition, and 4.5 million are no longer subject to annual and lifetime limits that used to be placed on covered benefits. 

Thursday, March 23, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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