A Look Back with Rep. Phyllis Mundy (D-Luzerne)

A Look Back with Rep. Phyllis Mundy (D-Luzerne)

Rep. Phyllis Mundy has been a member of the General Assembly since 1990 and will be retiring at the end of this session in November. She sat down with The PLS Reporter to reflect back on her time in the legislature, discussing what she will miss, what she loved doing, and what she plans to do once she leaves the Capitol. 

Tuesday, July 15, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Potential challenge to line-item veto of Fiscal Code will likely hinge on whether bill contains “appropriations”

Almost immediately following Gov. Tom Corbett’s announcement that he line-item vetoed $72.2 million of appropriations for the legislature and legislative-designated expenditures from the General Appropriations Act and the Fiscal Code, questions about the constitutionality of line-item vetoing items in the Fiscal Code began to emerge.

“Today the governor also announced that he has cut, eliminated or placed in budgetary reserves several state programs directly, and through the unprecedented, and likely unconstitutional step of a line item veto to sections of the Fiscal Code bill,” read an emailed statement from Senate Republican leadership.

House Democrats also told The PLS Reporter that their legal staff is examining the constitutionality of the governor’s action.

So, what’s the big deal about?

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Friday, July 11, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Governor line-item vetoes $72.2 million of legislature’s funding citing inaction on pension reform; General Assembly responds negatively

Gov. Tom Corbett Thursday announced he signed both the FY 2014-2015 General Appropriations Act and corresponding Fiscal Code, but used his line-item veto authority to nix $72.2 million of the General Assembly’s appropriation for the fiscal year.

“The final budget they sent me, coupled with [the General Assembly’s] failure to address critical challenges facing our state, causes me concern,” Gov. Corbett said. 

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Thursday, July 10, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Gov. Corbett line item vetoes legislative funding in this year's budget

VIDEO: Gov. Corbett line item vetoes legislative funding in this year's budget

Gov. Tom Corbett held a press conference today discussing his decision to item veto $65 million in general assembly funding and an additional $7.2 million in legislative-designated spending. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Zogby provides additional details on Governor's line item veto

VIDEO: Zogby provides additional details on Governor's line item veto

After Gov. Corbett's press conference announcing his decision to line item veto legislative funding in this year's state budget, Budget Secretary Charles Zogby provides further detail. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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