Following budget’s completion, lawmakers look to solidify coming legislative agenda

Following budget’s completion, lawmakers look to solidify coming legislative agenda

With the governor signing most of the budget-related bills Monday, lawmakers in the General Assembly are turning their attention to solidifying their coming agenda for what they would like to see get done between now and the coming budget in the spring/summer of 2018.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Severance tax legislation will “get its day in court,” House leader says

Severance tax legislation will “get its day in court,” House leader says

Talked about more this budget cycle than in recent memory, a tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas extracts has been a divisive issue for many different camps in the state’s General Assembly.

 

While a number of proposals have been seen as the lead concept that would apply revenue from a severance tax on a more universal statewide basis than under the current impact fee, no stand-alone proposal has progressed as far as Rep. Gene DiGirolamo’s (R-Bucks) House Bill 1401.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Lawmakers send budget-balancing bills to governor, but gaming bill remains for one more day

Lawmakers send budget-balancing bills to governor, but gaming bill remains for one more day

After 118 days, lawmakers on Wednesday sent to Gov. Tom Wolf a package of bills aimed at helping the end the budget impasse and providing funding for state related universities.

 

However, a gaming expansion bill that was said to provide around $200 million in the first year for the current year’s state budget was unable to get a vote in the House as the chamber pushed up against its 11:00 p.m. deadline.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Here’s what is in the new gaming expansion bill

Here’s what is in the new gaming expansion bill

House and Senate lawmakers spent most of Wednesday working on a sweeping gaming expansion bill to send to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. Here’s a look at what's in it.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House returns to Harrisburg to join potential push to end budget impasse

House returns to Harrisburg to join potential push to end budget impasse

Following action by Senate colleagues to advance a number of budget-related bills Monday, the House of Representatives returned to Harrisburg on Tuesday to work on outstanding budget-related issues in the hopes of getting to a final conclusion to the months-long impasse by week’s end.

Tuesday, October 24, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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