Wolf, Scarnati exchange shots over budget impasse

Wolf, Scarnati exchange shots over budget impasse

Gov. Tom Wolf and Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) took to Pittsburgh’s KQV 1410 AM radio morning show Wednesday and exchanged shots over Pennsylvania’s continuing budget impasse.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: DePasquale discusses the budget impasse impact on school districts

VIDEO: DePasquale discusses the budget impasse impact on school districts

During a Tuesday morning press conference, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale shares how the continuing budget impasse is effecting Pennsylvania school districts. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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With stopgap budget vetoed, negotiators resume pointing fingers for failed budget agreement

Gov. Tom Wolf didn’t offer any surprises Tuesday as he followed through on his promise to veto the stopgap budget plan passed by the Republican controlled General Assembly.

Gov. Wolf said he vetoed the bills as soon as they were delivered to him on Tuesday.

“All of us want a budget, we don’t want stopgaps, we don’t want continuing resolutions, Pennsylvanians deserve a budget and one that actually works and funds schools,” he told a small gaggle of reporters awaiting his exit from the Capitol Tuesday afternoon.

“If we don’t do this right, we’re going to have a $3 billion deficit next year and we’re not going to be able to fund schools, we’re going to have huge cuts, and that’s not going to work."

Tuesday, September 29, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Freshman Focus: Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-Delaware)

Freshman Focus: Leanne Krueger-Braneky (D-Delaware)

Meet Rep. Leanne Krueger-Braneky. She represents the 161st House District. Find out why she ran for office, her legislative goals, and what she likes to do in her free time. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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Gov. Wolf: Ideology and numbers at play in budget discussions

Gov. Wolf: Ideology and numbers at play in budget discussions

During a regularly scheduled radio interview with Pittsburgh’s KDKA 1020 AM, Gov. Tom Wolf said both specific budget line-items and party ideology are part of budget discussions.

“We’re talking specific items and we’re talking overall ideology,” he told morning show hosts Larry Richert and John Shumway.

Gov. Wolf also pointed out that he has put proposals on the table in terms of liquor and pension reform.

“What I don’t understand are people who don’t want to govern at all,” he said. “I want to make this budget work for Pennsylvania and let it be an honest budget with integrity, and I’m willing to do what I have to do in this divided government to make that work, but I cannot concede to people who just want to blow things up.”

Tuesday, September 29, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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