$29.1 billion budget set to become law, but governor is withholding signature

Whether it’s called “flim-flam” or responsible, the FY 2014-2015 General Appropriations bill is now set to become law after the House of Representatives passed House Bill 2328 Monday evening by a 108-95 vote, just in advance of the midnight end of the fiscal year.

Despite the bill's passage, the governor is withholding his signature.

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Monday, June 30, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Kampf, Tobash discuss changes to hybrid pension plan

VIDEO: Kampf, Tobash discuss changes to hybrid pension plan

Representatives Warren Kampf (R-Chester) and Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill) visited the Capitol press room to discuss an omnibus amendment to HB 1353, a hybrid pension plan sponsored by Rep. Kampf. 

Monday, June 30, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Corman discusses revenue aspect of budget

VIDEO: Corman discusses revenue aspect of budget

Senate Appropriations Chairman Jake Corman discusses the revenue aspect of the budget. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Speaker Smith talks candidly about pension reform

VIDEO: Speaker Smith talks candidly about pension reform

House Speaker Sam Smith gives an update on budget negotiations. 

Sunday, June 29, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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$29.1 billion budget plan heads for Senate floor vote

A $29.1 billion spending plan passed the Senate Appropriations Committee Sunday night along a party-line vote. The plan encompasses a compromise spending plan between House and Senate Republican leadership.

The plan, according to spreadsheets and member comments, is balanced by a mix of one-time fund transfers, escheats reform, money from non-surface impact oil and gas lease drilling, Philadelphia casino licenses, a fix to the bank shares tax, ending the Commonwealth’s share of the charter school pension “double-dip,” the federal approval of the Healthy PA plan, and transfers from the Enhanced Revenue Collections Account.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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