Legislators poised to send Gov. Wolf $31.9 billion spending plan with revenue to follow at some point

Legislators poised to send Gov. Wolf $31.9 billion spending plan with revenue to follow at some point

After a late-night vote in the Senate Appropriations Committee Thursday, members of the General Assembly could send Gov. Tom Wolf a $31.99 billion FY 2017-2018 budget as soon as Friday.

 

That being said, a lot remains up in the air—including how they plan on paying for the spend number.

Thursday, June 29, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Gov. Wolf signs bill that would increase penalties for those who endanger children

VIDEO: Gov. Wolf signs bill that would increase penalties for those who endanger children

At a press conference Thursday morning Gov. Tom Wolf signed House Bill 217, a bill that would increase penalties for those who endanger children.

This bill will now be Act 12 and will strengthen Pennsylvania’s child endangerment laws to help protect children from abuse.
Thursday, June 29, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Pittsburgh City Council, developers mull next steps for city-owned housing stock

Pittsburgh City Council, developers mull next steps for city-owned housing stock

Pittsburgh City Council sat down with a panel of community developers Wednesday to discuss a bill to divest some of the city’s publicly-owned properties.

Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) headed the post agenda meeting discussion on Bill 1508, which would authorize Mayor Bill Peduto, the Directors of the Office of Management and Budget, the Department of Finance and the Executive Director of the Urban Redevelopment Authority to evaluate city-owned housing stock suitable for rehabilitation and resale.

Thursday, June 29, 2017/Author: Iain Oldman
Categories: Pittsburgh
Senate sets charter reform bill, potential revenue placeholders for action

Senate sets charter reform bill, potential revenue placeholders for action

While there is no discernible budget and revenue deal as of yet, the Senate took several steps on Wednesday to move along potential revenue placeholder bills and advance a critical charter reform bill that could be extra-budget pieces to an overall fiscal plan.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Budget, revenue talks roll on with little discernible end

Budget, revenue talks roll on with little discernible end

We’re now just two days from the end of Pennsylvania’s current fiscal year and talks among top lawmakers about how to close out the current fiscal year and balance the coming fiscal year’s budget are still taking top priority at the state Capitol, but substantial agreement has yet to be seen.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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