House Republicans: Guv’s tax plan will hurt small businesses

House Republicans: Guv’s tax plan will hurt small businesses

Members of the House Republican Caucus took their no-tax-increase message out of the Capitol and across the Susquehanna River to Camp Hill Friday to highlight the negative impact they believe the revenue package put forward by Gov. Tom Wolf will have on small businesses.

Friday, March 4, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
More positive economic news for Pennsylvania

More positive economic news for Pennsylvania

On the heels of this week’s announcement that fiscal-year-to-date revenues are ahead of estimate, the Commonwealth was the subject of more positive economic news Friday in that the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January declined to 4.6 percent.

Friday, March 4, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rotunda Ramblings - March 4, 2016

Rotunda Ramblings - March 4, 2016

This week Rotunda Ramblings from The PLS Reporter is talking government efficiency and cost-savings endeavors. We sit down with Rep. Stephen Bloom (R-Cumberland) to talk about PennSAVE, which was recently launched by the House Republican Caucus; Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) gives us the details on his SavePA effort; and Secretary of the Office of Administration Sharon Minnich provides and update on GO-TIME.

Listen to the latest podcast episode HERE.

Friday, March 4, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Features
PERC temporarily restored through bipartisan agreement

PERC temporarily restored through bipartisan agreement

The Public Employee Retirement Commission—a recent source of contention between Republicans and the Wolf administration after the latter disbanded the commission and scattered its functions throughout state government—is temporarily restored to full function Thursday in a bipartisan agreement.

The bipartisan agreement reached between the Wolf administration, Office of Attorney General, and petitioners Representatives Seth Grove (R-York) and Steve Bloom (R-Cumberland) only restores PERC and its functions until an en banc panel of the Commonwealth Court rules on whether the Wolf administration exceeded its authority in eliminating the commission.

Thursday, March 3, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Dept. of Aging Secretary discusses proposed 2016-17 budget

VIDEO: Dept. of Aging Secretary discusses proposed 2016-17 budget

Department of Aging Secretary Teresa Osborne held a Thursday morning press briefing on the 2016-17 proposed budget and what that looks like for the senior citizens of Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, March 3, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
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