Budget deficit is nothing new, Budget Secretary says

Budget deficit is nothing new, Budget Secretary says

Budget secretary Charles Zogby held the administration’s mid-year budget briefing Wednesday morning where he confirmed prior estimates of a nearly $2 billion planning deficit heading into the coming fiscal year.

However, according to Sec. Zogby, this should not come as a surprise.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Possible lame duck session would be bad government, reformers say

Possible lame duck session would be bad government, reformers say

Government reform advocates are saying the rumored possible lame duck session to be held after the legislators are sworn in on January 6, but before Gov.-elect Tom Wolf takes the oath of office on January 20, would be a dose of bad government.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman

PA groups at odds over impact of EPA’s new carbon emissions standards

Pennsylvania’s coal industry and environmental groups remain at odds over the potential impact of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) new Clean Power Plan (CPP) even as the final day for public comments on the proposed plan comes to close.

Monday, December 1, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House leadership elections wrap up: Familiar faces in new places

The two House caucuses held closed-door elections today to elect their leaders for the 2015-2016 legislative session, and while there were not many surprises, a lot of familiar faces in leadership were occupying new roles.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Senate leadership elections wrap: Can Senate GOP heal its wounds?

The most surprising changes of all four closed-door caucus elections occurred in the Senate GOP Wednesday, where Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre) unseated long-time Majority Leader Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) in what many are calling a shift to the right in Senate GOP ideology.

“I always served at the pleasure of the majority of the caucus and every two years the majority caucus has the opportunity to elect me or not and the majority of the caucus decided to elect Jake Corman, so it’s just that simple,” Sen. Pileggi said after the Senate adjourned sine die Wednesday.

Sen. Corman told The PLS Reporter he is focused uniting the caucus following a very public divide in the media among its members in the days leading up Wednesday’s leadership elections outcome.

“These elections are among friends,” he said. “I just hope to join with the rest of the caucus to be united going forward to develop a pro-growth agenda to put people to work….We will unite together and I will do everything I can to make sure that happens.”

Wednesday, November 12, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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