Independent Fiscal Office projects multi-billion dollar structural shortfall by 2020

The Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) released its Economic and Budget Outlook for fiscal years 2014-15 to 2019-20 with an accompanying presentation to explain the data by IFO Director Matthew Knittel, IFO Deputy Director Mark Ryan, and Dan White, senior economist at Moody’s Analytics.

One of the figures highlighted in the presentation was a $1.75 billion state budget deficit projected for the 2015-2016 fiscal year, as revenues fail to rise as quickly as expenditures. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
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Freshman Focus: David Parker (R-Monroe)

Freshman Focus: David Parker (R-Monroe)

Meet Rep.- elect David Parker (R-Monroe). He represents the 115th legislative district of Pennsylvania. Learn about what he hopes to accomplish while in the General Assembly and what he has learned about the job so far. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Freshman Focus: Jack Rader (R-Monroe)

Freshman Focus: Jack Rader (R-Monroe)

Meet Rep.-elect Jack Rader (R-Monroe). He represents the 176th district of PA. Find out why he ran for office, what he hopes to accomplish, and what he likes to do with his precious spare time. 

 

Thursday, November 13, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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A Closer Look: the Local Government Commission with Michael Gasbarre and Philip Klotz

A Closer Look: the Local Government Commission with Michael Gasbarre and Philip Klotz

The PLS Reporter sat down with Phil Klotz, assistant director of the Local Government Commission and Mike Gasbarre, executive director of the Local Government Commission to discuss the Commission's beginning, it's duties, and it's significance within Pennsylvania state government. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
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VIDEO: Is there a cure for chronic wasting disease infecting Pennsylvania deer?

VIDEO: Is there a cure for chronic wasting disease infecting Pennsylvania deer?

The House Game and Fisheries committee met on Thursday to receive an update on chronic wasting disease, a transmissible neurological disease of deer and elk that produces small lesions in brains of infected animals. Dr. Craig Shultz, Director of the Bureau of Animal Health and Diagnostic Services discussed the research that has so far occurred in trying to find a cure. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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