Leader Reed sets House GOP agenda

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) struck a tone of bipartisanship at Monday’s Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon where he outlined his caucus’s legislative priorities, noting they broadly align with Gov. Tom Wolf’s as announced at his inaugural addressed.

While he said his caucus agrees economic, education, and government reform are a priority, Rep. Reed noted there may be a difference as to how to achieve the broad-based policy goals on which many—if not all—agree Pennsylvania needs to tackle.

Monday, January 26, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Minimum wage hike, revenue growth to top House Democrats’ agenda

With the first voting days of the 2015-2016 session just days away, House Democrats hope to push an agenda in the coming session they feel is shared by Gov.-elect Tom Wolf.

Last week, The PLS Reporter previewed the session priorities of House and Senate Republicans.

Not unlike their Republican counterparts, House Democrats feel priority number one needs to be focusing on how to reduce the $2 billion planning deficit facing the upcoming budget.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Philadelphia cigarette tax authorization tops House Dems’ fall agenda

As a lead-in to the return of the General Assembly on September 15, The PLS Reporter is taking a look at what the four legislative caucuses hope to accomplish with the limited session days this fall.

We start with the House Democrats.

Thursday, September 4, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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