Legislators plan for legislation to reduce size of General Assembly by 2020

Choose a number in your head. Any number you want. Was it 203? That was the number chosen for the number of members in the House of Representatives, the most recent draft of the Pennsylvania constitution. That was not always how many members there were in the House, and some legislators want it to change again.

Sen. Elder Vogel (R-Beaver) spoke with The PLS Reporter about his plans for legislation in next session to downsize the legislature by 2020, as well as his previous attempts to do the same.

Thursday, December 18, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
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Freshman Focus: Brett Miller (R-Lancaster)

Freshman Focus: Brett Miller (R-Lancaster)

Meet Brett Miller (R-Lancaster). He represents the 41st House District. Find out more about why he ran for office, his background as a township supervisor and school guidance counselor, and what he likes to do in his free time. 

Thursday, December 18, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
VIDEO: DePasquale says the future of Cheyney University is in "dire, dire, dire straits"

VIDEO: DePasquale says the future of Cheyney University is in "dire, dire, dire straits"

During a press conference today, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale explained that the future of Cheyney University in Chester County is bleak and projected to worsen, unless action is taken at the state level to address escalating debt, falling revenues, and declining enrollments. 

Wednesday, December 17, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Freshman Focus: Jamie Santora (R-Delaware)

Freshman Focus: Jamie Santora (R-Delaware)

Meet Jamie Santora (R-Delaware). He represents the 163rd House District. Learn why he ran for office and how he thinks his background will help him succeed in serving his constituents. 

Tuesday, December 16, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll

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
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