Eliminating reports could save legislative study committee nearly $500,000

The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) reported at an informational meeting of the House State Government Committee that eliminating unnecessary or unhelpful recurring reports could save nearly $500,000.

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Monday, July 21, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
CAPITOL CROWD: Eric Fillman, Deputy Chief Counsel for Ethics for the House Democratic Caucus

CAPITOL CROWD: Eric Fillman, Deputy Chief Counsel for Ethics for the House Democratic Caucus

Continuing its series of interviews with those who operate behind the scenes at the Capitol, The PLS Reporter recently sat down with Eric Fillman, Deputy Chief Counsel for Ethics for the House Democrats. In the interview, Fillman discusses what his job entails, how he got started at the Capitol, and what he likes to do in his free time.

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Monday, July 21, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: VideoCapitol Crowd
A Look Back with Rep. RoseMarie Swanger (R-Lebanon)

A Look Back with Rep. RoseMarie Swanger (R-Lebanon)

In the second installment of "A Look Back," which features interviews with retiring members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, The PLS Reporter sat down with Rep. RoseMarie Swanger (R-Lebanon) to discuss her four-term stint in the House of Representatives. Rep. Swanger discussed her first impressions of the General Assembly, her major achievements, what she hopes to do during her retirement, and much more.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: VideoA Look Back

Reed’s property tax reform proposal draws concern from taxpayer coalition

Wednesday, Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana) announced the introduction of House Bill 2425, a proposal he argues would reform school property taxes.

Rep. Reed told The PLS Reporter that his proposal combines a number of different proposals that have been floating around in the legislature the last few years and is similar to a proposal he introduced when he was first elected to the General Assembly.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
GUEST COLUMN: On My Mind from Corinna Wilson

GUEST COLUMN: On My Mind from Corinna Wilson

Vive la Revolution!

For her third "On My Mind" guest column for The PLS Reporter, Corinna Wilson takes a look at the French Revolution on the anniversary of Bastille Day with the hope that the lessons learned from France's democratic birth can be applied to change in Pennsylvania. 

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Features
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