Reed discusses expectations for Gov. Wolf's upcoming budget address

Reed discusses expectations for Gov. Wolf's upcoming budget address

After a morning press conference, House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) discusses potential components of Gov. Tom Wolf's budget address set for next week.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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General Assembly has $161 million surplus

The Legislative Audit Advisory Committee Monday approved the audit of the General Assembly, which showed the legislative branch of Pennsylvania’s government has a surplus (or a reserve fund) of $161 million, an $8 million increase over last year. 

Monday, February 23, 2015/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Capitol Quick Hits for 2.23.15

Capitol Quick Hits for 2.23.15

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today: 

  • Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) held a press conference in the Capitol Media Center to formally introduce legislation that will limit insurers’ ability to retroactively deny reimbursements. He was joined by representatives the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Hospital and Healthsystem of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicans, and Fresenius Medical Care.
  • Erik Arneson was this month’s featured speaker at the PA Press Club Luncheon. He spoke on the need to keep the Office of Open Records independent. 

Monday, February 23, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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“Paycheck protection” constitutional amendment moves one step closer to passage

The Senate State Government Committee advanced a proposal by Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) that would amend Pennsylvania’s constitution to prohibit state government and public schools from collecting union membership dues, fees, and political contributions from employees

Supporters refer to the proposal as “paycheck protection.”

Monday, February 23, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Republican leaders want constitutional safeguard against Wolf’s future spending

Republican leaders want constitutional safeguard against Wolf’s future spending

Republican leaders from both the House and Senate gathered Monday to support a legislation that would mandate checks on state spending.

Senate Bill 70, introduced by freshman Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), would amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to limit state spending at the average change in personal income for the three preceding calendar years or the average inflation rate plus the average percentage change in state population over the three preceding years (with exceptions for certain extraordinary circumstances).

It would also direct that revenues collected above that needed to fund the state budget to be put to use to pay down pension obligations, boost budgetary reserves, and lower the personal income tax.

Senate Bill 7 introduced by Sen. Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon), called the Taxpayer Protection Act, is a legislative implementation of the constitutional amendment.

Monday, February 23, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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