As Senate removal effort peters out, AG Kane not out of woods

As Senate removal effort peters out, AG Kane not out of woods

The Senate’s effort to remove Attorney General Kathleen Kane was struck a significant blow Wednesday, with a vote on a resolution to remove her from office by the full Senate falling several votes shy of the constitutionally required two-thirds majority.

The 29-19 vote saw one Democrat—Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-Dauphin)—join the majority in voting to remove Kane and one Republican—Sen. Stewart Greenleaf (R-Montgomery)—join the minority in successfully opposing the removal resolution.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Legislators seek to avoid future budget impasse harm

Legislators seek to avoid future budget impasse harm

Amid the organized chaos of Tuesday’s budget address day activities, a bicameral group of Republican lawmakers stood up to call for passage of a number of their proposals they say would avoid future budget impasse harm.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Legislature’s Democrats see path forward in governor’s proposed budget

Legislature’s Democrats see path forward in governor’s proposed budget

Democrats in the General Assembly reacted favorably to Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed FY 2016-2017 budget and the budget address delivered Tuesday.

Noting the stark tone of the governor’s budget address, House Minority Whip Mike Hanna (D-Clinton) pointed out the governor didn’t “take any prisoners” with his speech.

“He had to come into this building and get folks to understand the crisis that we’re in,” he said. “We’re clearly in a crisis. I’ve had the opportunity to knock on a lot of doors in the last two weeks and certainly that’s what my constituents are telling me.”

Tuesday, February 9, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Republicans stomp “Neverland” budget proposal delivered by Gov. Wolf

Republicans stomp “Neverland” budget proposal delivered by Gov. Wolf

If Gov. Tom Wolf didn’t mince words, Republican legislators didn’t hold back their punches when responding to the budget address and proposal delivered by the governor Tuesday.

“I was hoping [the governor] was going to come back from fantasyland, instead he left for Neverland,” said House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) in response to the governor’s budget address. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Hughes provides reaction to the budget address

VIDEO: Hughes provides reaction to the budget address

Minority Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee gives his reaction to the governor's budget address. 

Tuesday, February 9, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
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