VIDEO: Dermody shares some insight into budget negotiations

VIDEO: Dermody shares some insight into budget negotiations

After a brief House leadership meeting, Minority leader Frank Dermody (D-Allegheny) discusses how much revenue needs to be raised and how it's going to be raised for a budget framework. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Reed discusses latest on budget

VIDEO: Reed discusses latest on budget

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) answers questions about the latest with budget negotiations. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Costa gives reaction to the House-passed budget plan

VIDEO: Costa gives reaction to the House-passed budget plan

Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) discusses the House-passed budget plan with reporters. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Scarnati: "We need to find a compromise and get a budget by Christmas"

VIDEO: Scarnati: "We need to find a compromise and get a budget by Christmas"

After the House passed their version of a budget plan on Tuesday, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) discussed what's next in budget negotiations. 

Wednesday, December 9, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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Turzai on Senate: “Sending back a budget bill is not really responsible governance”

Turzai on Senate: “Sending back a budget bill is not really responsible governance”

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) gathered members of the press together Tuesday night to give a full-throated defense of the House-passed budget plan that comes in about $600 million less than the framework budget that the Senate, House Democrats, and Gov. Tom Wolf are supporting.

“How are you paying for it,” he questioned. “That’s what I’d like to know.”

He said the framework agreement would essentially provide for a $3 billion tax increase, including $600 million this fiscal year and $2.2 billion in the next fiscal year to support promised increases in education spending and cost-to-carry.

“Who is voting for the $3 billion and what’s the tax package look like? We’d be glad to look at it and if they want to run it and send it over here, we can always put it up for a vote and see if we have the votes for it,” Speaker Turzai added. “Sending back a budget bill is not really responsible governance. Tell us how you’re paying for it.”

Tuesday, December 8, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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