Senate leaders sue lame duck Corbett

As if the results from Tuesday’s election were not bad enough for Gov. Tom Corbett, he now has a much-anticipated lawsuit on his hands.

Tuesday, leaders from both the Republican and Democratic Caucuses in the Senate filed suit against Gov. Corbett, a number of cabinet officials, and Treasurer Rob McCord challenging the governor’s July line-item veto of certain parts of the Fiscal Code, General Appropriations Act of 2014, and moving certain funds into budgetary reserve.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

A Closer Look: The Independent Fiscal Office with Director Matthew Knittel

The PLS Reporter sat down with Matthew Knittel, director of the Independent Fiscal Office, to take a deeper look at what the IFO does and how it operates.

Knittel discussed a history of the agency since its formation in 2010 and the various reports completed by the office and other accomplishments since its inception.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
Categories: News and Views

Tom wins and other election night results

Want to know the details of the major races from Tuesday's election? The PLS Reporter has you covered with a brief whip-around of some of the notable races.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Tags: Election

Lame duck sessions: From efficiency to anathema

Prior to last session, lame duck voting sessions were commonplace in the General Assembly, with the legislature considering proposals after the General Election in a fervor leading up to the Constitutionally required end of session.

In 2008, the Senate ended their practice of holding substantive lame duck sessions.

With the general election now over, The PLS Reporter takes a historical look at lame duck sessions in Pennsylvania and what lead to the decision to no longer hold them.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Keeping up with the neighbors - election day special

The PLS Reporter takes a last-minute look at races in neighboring states.

Monday, November 3, 2014/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views