Treasurer Torsella extends $700 million short-term line of credit to the General Fund

Treasurer Torsella extends $700 million short-term line of credit to the General Fund

State Treasurer Joe Torsella announced Thursday afternoon that he has extended the General Fund a $700 million short-term line of credit to help deal with immediate cash-flow concerns.

Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
DePasquale riffs on budget morass

DePasquale riffs on budget morass

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Thursday offered takes related to the current state budget situation, noting those in charge of figuring out how to balance and manage state finances are not facing “a lot of ideal decisions.”

Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf nominates four acting cabinet heads to permanent posts

Gov. Wolf nominates four acting cabinet heads to permanent posts

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that he has nominated the acting heads of the Departments of Health, Human Services, and Drug and Alcohol Programs as well as the Acting Insurance Commissioner to permanently lead the posts they currently hold.

Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Newer Perspectives with Rep. Mike Schlossberg

VIDEO: Newer Perspectives with Rep. Mike Schlossberg

Rep. Mike Schlossberg (D-Lehigh) joined The PLS Reporter for our latest ongoing  series: Newer Perspectives, where we sit down with the legislators who are 35 or younger to see what they bring to the legislature and how their views might be different than their more veteran colleagues.

Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
State and local officials discuss affordable housing troubles in Pittsburgh

State and local officials discuss affordable housing troubles in Pittsburgh

State representatives and local officials gathered in Pittsburgh Wednesday to discuss affordable housing and rebuilding neighborhoods across the city.

Rep. Dom Costa (D-Morningside) hosted a Democratic Policy Committee meeting in Lawrenceville, one of Pittsburgh’s most rapidly growing and changing city neighborhoods, to determine what state legislators can do to aid local efforts on the topic.

Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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