Rendell-era administration officials headline Wolf transition review team leads

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf Thursday announced the heads of his transition review teams, with four of the named transition team leads being former Rendell cabinet secretaries.

According to the governor-elect, these individuals “will review state agencies and provide insight into issues that will allow me to have the knowledge necessary to hit the ground running on January 20."

Thursday, December 11, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Freshman Focus: Parke Wentling (R-Crawford)

Freshman Focus: Parke Wentling (R-Crawford)

Meet Rep. Parke Wentling (R-Crawford). He represents the 17th House district. Watch and find out why he ran for office, what makes his district so interesting, and about his cycling trip across the country. 

Thursday, December 11, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll

In face of pro-labor opposition, so-called "paycheck protection" likely key issue in upcoming session

“Paycheck protection” legislation is a lot like a platypus. It’s comparable to a lot of other things, but it’s not exactly like any of them, and it does not always get a lot of attention outside those passionate about it.

With the issue sure to draw renewed attention by the legislature in the coming session, The PLS Reporter takes a look at so-called paycheck protection and talks to the key players both for and against the concept.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
Categories: News and Views
Auditor General: Jobs programs lack proper oversight

Auditor General: Jobs programs lack proper oversight

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a performance audit of grant programs in the Department of Community and Economic Development aimed at job creation, which found that accountability and transparency in the department in relation to the programs are lacking.

“These tools in the department that they have are important tools for job creation in Pennsylvania, I believe they do a good job there in the department,” DePasquale said. “They’ve done good work, and I think we just need to get better at it.”

Wednesday, December 10, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

State’s revenue woes could impact tax refunds

At last week’s mid-year budget briefing, Budget Secretary Charles Zogby noted one potential risk that has arisen since the passage of the FY 2014-2015 budget: Come tax season, revenues will not be enough to cover refunds.

“The Department of Revenue is anticipating that we may have more in refunds than what we have available in terms of resources,” said Sec. Zogby. “[It’s] a potential weakness out there on the horizon.”

Tuesday, December 9, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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