VIDEO: Adolph plans to continue liquor reform negotiations with the Senate

VIDEO: Adolph plans to continue liquor reform negotiations with the Senate

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bill Adolph said he is serious about continuing liquor reform discussions with the Senate as budget negotiations move forward.  

Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Markosek: "This is loaded with gimmicks" on current House budget

VIDEO: Markosek: "This is loaded with gimmicks" on current House budget

After today's House Appropriations Committee meeting, Minority Chairman Joe Markosek discusses the budget bill that was just passed out of committee. 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: House Appropriations passes $29.1 billion budget bill out of committee

VIDEO: House Appropriations passes $29.1 billion budget bill out of committee

During today's House Appropriations Committee meeting, Chairman Bill Adolph discusses the $29.1 billion spending plan proposed by the House Republican Caucus.  

Tuesday, June 24, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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All attention on pension reform as liquor continues to stall

With the movement of a pension reform proposal being critical to the approval of a state budget by Gov. Tom Corbett, all legislative momentum Monday turned toward passing a reform plan.

Noting that liquor privatization or reform still lacks the necessary 26 votes in the Senate, Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Jake Corman (R-Centre) confirmed to The PLS Reporter that the focus of his caucus is working toward getting pension reform done.

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Monday, June 23, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Omnibus budget amendment expected Tuesday

As budget amendments were considered Monday on the House floor, an omnibus budget amendment that will be the starting point for a final spending plan will be offered in the House Appropriations Committee Tuesday.

“Sometime, hopefully [Tuesday], there will be an omnibus amendment offered and the vehicle will be voted out of the Appropriations Committee and moved on to the floor as the Speaker sees fit,” said House Appropriations Committee Chairman Bill Adolph (R-Delaware).

As to how the amendment achieves its required balanced status, Chairman Adolph simply said “stay tuned,” noting the process to bring the amendment to fruition has taken a month-and-a-half.

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Monday, June 23, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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