Lawsuit challenging some line-item vetoes could be filed by end of the month

Just over three months ago, Gov. Tom Corbett line-item vetoed various portions of the General Appropriations bill and the Fiscal Code, largely cutting or moving expenditures aimed toward the legislature.

Tuesday, The PLS Reporter talked to all four caucuses to discuss their financial outlook and what their feelings are on overriding the governor’s vetoes or pursuing legal action.

Differing views were found among the caucuses.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Frein investigation not being hampered by lack of resources, State Police Commissioner says

Following a briefing with legislators this morning, State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan briefed reporters on the ongoing manhunt for Eric Frein and said the investigation is not being hindered by a lack of resources, as was insinuated in an Allentown Morning Call article over the weekend.

“We’re not asking for any more resources,” Noonan said. “The investigation is not being impacted because of a lack of resources. Everything we can possibly do is being done.”

Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Capitol Quick Hits for 10.14.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 10.14.14

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

The Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (PCADV) was joined by Gov. Tom Corbett and legislators for a ceremony to commemorate Pennsylvanians who were killed as a result of domestic violence to raise awareness for the PA Says No More campaign.  

Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Commissioner Noonan gives update on Frein investigation

VIDEO: Commissioner Noonan gives update on Frein investigation

State Police Commissioner Frank Noonan briefed legislators at the Capitol today on the latest into the investigation of Eric Frein, the man accused of killing a state trooper and critically wounding another. 

Tuesday, October 14, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Video

Riparian buffer bill could see final passage next week

The ongoing debate concerning a bill altering current watershed buffer requirements moved to the Senate in the legislature’s next-to-last substantive session week.

According to Erik Arneson, spokesperson for the Senate Majority Leader, the bill—House Bill 1565--could potentially run next week in the Senate.

If approved, the legislation would need to go back to the House for concurrence.

Thursday, October 9, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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