VIDEO: Adolph acknowledges this is the latest a budget vehicle bill has been introduced

VIDEO: Adolph acknowledges this is the latest a budget vehicle bill has been introduced

Majority Chair of the House Appropriations Committee Rep. Bill Adolph talked about the struggles that they face as budget negotiations continue during today's House Appropriations Committee meeting.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Rep. Markosek: "We have a Herculean task in front of us" in passing FY 2014-15 state budget

VIDEO: Rep. Markosek: "We have a Herculean task in front of us" in passing FY 2014-15 state budget

During today's House Appropriations Committee meeting, Minority Chairman Joe Markosek said he has some fears regarding state budget negotiations and acknowledged a long road ahead. 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Though on House calendar, pension reform only a possibility for Wednesday consideration

Though on House calendar, pension reform only a possibility for Wednesday consideration

While the proposal that is expected to eventually become the hybrid pension reform plan is on the House marked calendar for Wednesday, those inside the House GOP caucus indicate actually bringing the legislation up for a vote at this point is only a possibility.

“At this point we are disseminating information,” said Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill), the lead sponsor of the amendments to be offered to House Bill 1353 that will comprise of the hybrid pension plan.

“That process of just communicating with all the members needs more work. As you caucus a bill, questions arise and those questions are genuine and need to be addressed and we are in the process of doing that right now,” he added. 

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Capitol Quick Hits for 6.10.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 6.10.14

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

The Pennsylvania Building and Construction Trades Council and the Pennsylvania Apprentice Coordinators Association held a joint press conference in the Main Capitol Rotunda to observe Apprentice Awareness Day in Pennsylvania. The groups discussed the value of various apprentice training programs in the Commonwealth and their impact on quality and safety in the construction industry. 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Pension reform fails to be considered during Tuesday’s House floor session

Though scheduled to be debated, the bill that was to serve as the vehicle for the amendments providing for the hybrid pension reform plan failed to be considered on Tuesday.

There were two distinct camps The PLS Reporter spoke to during and after the House Republican caucus’s three-hour long caucus session. 

CLICK HERE to read more and find out about why the bill may have been held over.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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