What happens when the Commonwealth runs out of money?

At his mid-year budget briefing earlier in December, Budget Sec. Charles Zogby noted tax anticipation notes—borrowing based upon the anticipation of greater tax revenue later in the year—might be used to fill slower revenue months.

However, not all state officials seemed convinced that the prospect of additional borrowing is necessarily the right thing to do, especially since the Commonwealth has already borrowed money to ensure the state’s bills are paid.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Legislation requiring mental illness training for police officers, district judges anticipated for next session

Over the past several months there has been an increase in public scrutiny of police officers and their interactions with those they serve, but for some in the Capitol improving those relations is not a new concept. 

The PLS Reporter spoke with Rep. Thomas Caltagirone (D-Berks) about his legislation to require municipal police officers to be trained in how to identify and deal with individuals with mental health issues and his plans to reintroduce it next session.

Monday, December 15, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
Categories: News and Views
Freshman Focus: Art Haywood (D-Montgomery)

Freshman Focus: Art Haywood (D-Montgomery)

Meet Art Haywood (D-Montgomery). He represents the 4th Senatorial District. Find out why he ran for state office, more on his former position as a Cheltenham Township Supervisor, and what he likes to do in his free time. 

Monday, December 15, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
Freshman Focus: Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster)

Freshman Focus: Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster)

Meet Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster). Although he's not new to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, find out why this former House member ran for the state Senate and what he hopes to accomplish. 

Monday, December 15, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll

UPDATED: The Wolf Transition Team - Mapped

Updated 12/12 - The PLS Reporter has mapped out the localities of the Wolf Administration's Transition Team. 

The latest update includes the localities of the Review Team Leads, and an improved maps overall.

Friday, December 12, 2014/Author: Mike Howells
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