Support for liquor reform measure wanes as measure is pulled from Senate committee agenda

The Capitol was a flutter Monday with the prospect of legislation to provide for reform and modernization of Pennsylvania’s alcohol sales after the legislation was sunshined for a committee vote late last week.

During the Senate Appropriations Committee meeting Monday afternoon, however, the bill and amendments offered to the legislation were pulled from the agenda to possibly be considered at a Tuesday committee meeting.

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Monday, June 9, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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As second week of June begins, budget situation remains “fluid” after meeting among GOP legislative leaders, governor

As the second week of June kicks off, the budget situation as described by Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman (R-Centre) remains “fluid,” both before and after a meeting between House and Senate Republicans and the governor.

“[There’s] a lot going on. I don’t think we are close to anything yet, but we are working through it,” Sen. Corman said before the meeting. After its conclusion he confirmed that nothing in the meeting changed that.

Going into the meeting, Sen. Corman noted a lot of support for the governor’s original proposal for education spending, but said cannot be achieved without some recurring revenue for the budget.

“You’re going to need recurring revenue, that’s the only way to get there,” he said.

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Monday, June 9, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

House committee to consider natural gas leaseholder bills Monday

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to hold a vote on two bills being couched by their sponsor as leaseholder protection bills Monday.

CLICK HERE to read more about the bills and for a preview of Monday's meeting.
Friday, June 6, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Bill to end statewide judicial elections scheduled for Tuesday committee vote

Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 1848, by Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), which would end statewide appellate court judicial elections in Pennsylvania and replace it with a system of merit selection.

As drafted, the legislation would do away with the current statewide system of appellate judge elections while maintaining judicial elections for the courts of common pleas and magisterial district courts. 

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Friday, June 6, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Capitol All-Stars Game Full Press Conference

Capitol All-Stars Game Full Press Conference

Miss the press conference announcing team captains for the second annual Capitol All-Stars Game? Never fear! The PLS Reporter has you covered with the full video from PCN.

CLICK HERE to view the video.

Thursday, June 5, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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