Gov. Wolf continues push for government reform plan

Gov. Wolf continues push for government reform plan

Gov. Tom Wolf held a capital-area news conference Monday to push for the government reform plan he unveiled last week.

The governor’s plan would call for a gift ban for all public officials, provide for contracting reform, increase lobbying oversight, and provide increased transparency by providing for comprehensive campaign finance reform and other areas like requiring public officials to disclose the amount of outside income.

Monday, March 21, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Democratic leaders discuss other-than-veto budget options with Gov. Wolf

Democratic leaders discuss other-than-veto budget options with Gov. Wolf

Leaders of the Democratic caucuses in both the House and the Senate held a closed-door budget planning session with Gov. Tom Wolf Monday morning where they said the governor’s options over what to do with the supplemental appropriations that landed on his desk last week were discussed.

While they left the meeting saying the governor is still committed to the option of a full veto of the $6 billion-plus budget supplemental bill, other options were explored.

Monday, March 21, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Speaker Turzai implores Gov. Wolf to sign budget supplemental

Speaker Turzai implores Gov. Wolf to sign budget supplemental

With the $6 billion budget supplemental and funding for state-related universities now awaiting the governor’s final action, Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) made a pitch Friday to implore Gov. Tom Wolf to sign the bills and close out a full-year spending plan for FY 2015-2016.

He said without closing out the current year, negotiations for the FY 2016-2017 budget cannot get started.

Friday, March 18, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rotunda Ramblings - March 18, 2016

Rotunda Ramblings - March 18, 2016

Medical marijuana and a supplemental budget in the same week!?! We have a break down of the week's big news items, including audio from Gov. Tom Wolf, House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana), House Minority Leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny), and Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair). 

Also, has Alanna seen Major League 2? 

You can find out in the latest episode of Rotunda Ramblings!

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Friday, March 18, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Features
Retirement commission muddles through despite legal sword of Damocles

Retirement commission muddles through despite legal sword of Damocles

The Public Employee Retirement Commission—the embattled panel responsible for municipal pension administration and reviewing proposed changes to state pension laws—held its first public meeting Thursday, despite attempts by Gov. Tom Wolf to defund its operations and spread its work throughout state government.

Thursday, March 17, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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