Gov. Wolf announces consolidation of some Department of Corrections, Board of Probation and Parole functions

Gov. Wolf announces consolidation of some Department of Corrections, Board of Probation and Parole functions

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that his administration is moving ahead entering into an inter-departmental memorandum of understanding (MOU) that would merge the parole agent functions of the Department of Corrections and Board of Probation and Parole.

Thursday, October 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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As the Senate reviews new Tax Code bill, a House committee advances natural gas severance tax legislation

As the Senate reviews new Tax Code bill, a House committee advances natural gas severance tax legislation

As senators began their review of a late-Tuesday-passed House Tax Code plan Wednesday, the House Finance Committee approved a natural gas severance tax bill, beginning what is likely to be a long and questionable road to that controversial proposal’s potential enactment.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
House successfully puts up a bipartisan vote on a Tax Code plan

House successfully puts up a bipartisan vote on a Tax Code plan

In a surprise move late Tuesday, House lawmakers moved a compromise Tax Code bill over to the Senate in the hopes of starting the process of wrapping up the budget process.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Despite Republican pleas, Gov. Wolf will still veto Human Services Code bill

Despite Republican pleas, Gov. Wolf will still veto Human Services Code bill

While several dozen House Republican legislators—including the entire leadership team—held a news conference Tuesday to implore on Gov. Tom Wolf to sign a controversial Human Services Code bill, the governor said he is still holding firm on his promise to veto the legislation.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA budget revenue work slogs on in uncertainty

PA budget revenue work slogs on in uncertainty

The Pennsylvania General Assembly returned to session Monday for the first time since Gov. Tom Wolf announced that he would be taking over operation of the state’s finances in order to ensure that the deficit-riddled Commonwealth can balance its books in the absence of a legislatively-agreed to spending plan being enacted.

Monday, October 16, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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