Despite expressed concerns, House’s Kane impeachment investigation to forge ahead

Despite expressed concerns, House’s Kane impeachment investigation to forge ahead

Redoubling efforts begun in the Senate, the House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Courts began its impeachment investigation process Tuesday by holding a background hearing that detailed the impeachment of Justice Rolf Larsen as well as a discussion of the legal implications of impeachment and its associated process.

One wrinkle in the investigation appeared early in the hearing, however.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
GUEST COLUMN from Michael Manzo, VP of Strategic Engagement, Triad Strategies, LLC

GUEST COLUMN from Michael Manzo, VP of Strategic Engagement, Triad Strategies, LLC

Hanger, The Budget & The Hard Truth

Mike Manzo, a vice president at Triad Strategies, takes a look at now-departing Sec. of Policy and Planning John Hanger's call for Penn State to lobby for tax increases if they want more funding and the overall budget picture in this guest column for The PLS Reporter.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016/Author: Michael Manzo
Categories: Features
House Republicans form task force to find government redundancies, promote efficiency

House Republicans form task force to find government redundancies, promote efficiency

A special task force of the House Republican Policy Committee was announced Monday morning, appointed to find redundancies in government and promote efficiencies to find savings that could potentially mitigate the need for revenue increases.

The endeavor by the 17-member group of Republicans is called PennSAVE, the acronym standing for savings, accountability, value, and efficiency.

Monday, February 22, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Markosek gives remarks to kick off budget hearings

VIDEO: Markosek gives remarks to kick off budget hearings

House Appropriations Minority Chairman gives his opening remarks for the 2016-17 budget hearings. 

Monday, February 22, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
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Start of budget hearings puts lawmakers in “uncharted territory”

Start of budget hearings puts lawmakers in “uncharted territory”

The House and Senate Monday started their three-week-long budget hearing process, and right out the gate it was apparent the deep divides and differing views on budgeting that led to the ongoing FY 2015-2016 budget impasse remain as eyes turn toward the next fiscal year’s spending plan.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) began that committee’s process by noting the strange nature lawmakers find themselves.

Monday, February 22, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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