Meeting of legislative Republican leaders yields positive results for budget progress

A late afternoon meeting of Republican leaders from the House and Senate might have put the budget and implementation bills on track to be passed by June 30 or shortly thereafter.

“We’ve made significant progress in getting a common approach and timeframe with the House Republican leadership,” said Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware). “We have details to iron out and…many times those details are the most difficult things to iron out, but we had a very productive meeting today.”

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Friday, June 27, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Corman discusses budget/revenue possibilities

VIDEO: Corman discusses budget/revenue possibilities

Senate Appropriations Chairman Jake Corman gives an update of budget negotiations after an off-the-floor meeting. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Legislature, administration split on whether June 30 budget goal is obtainable

As the Senate moved the General Appropriations bill out of the Appropriations Committee Thursday evening, voices in the legislature and administration remain split on whether the constitutionally mandated June 30 budget deadline is obtainable.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Sen. Hughes wants to see the expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania

VIDEO: Sen. Hughes wants to see the expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania

Minority Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee Vincent Hughes gives his remarks on HB 2328, the current budget bill, during an off-the-floor meeting. 

Thursday, June 26, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Governor demands vote on pension reform

Gov. Tom Corbett Thursday took the unusual step of heading to the Capitol Newsroom to call the General Assembly to vote on pension reform, citing concerns over the Commonwealth’s debt rating.

“This is not a partisan issue, this is a taxpayer issue,” he said. “In addition to giving us a little more room and save money for the people of Pennsylvania in the long run, [it] deals with our credit-worthiness in this country and deals with the rating agencies.”

Gov. Corbett noted credit rating agencies have been looking at Pennsylvania to determine whether they will downgrade the Commonwealth’s rating because of the instability of the pension issue.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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