Legislature leaves town with revenue package unfinished

Legislature leaves town with revenue package unfinished

Mired in what one might call a good-old-fashioned Pennsylvania budget-related stalemate, the state General Assembly left Harrisburg Tuesday evening with little hope of returning in the next several days to send a funding package to Gov. Tom Wolf to balance out the $31.99 billion spending plan that he allowed to lapse into law Monday night.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Two new senate bills seek to ensure transparency in the collective bargaining process

VIDEO: Two new senate bills seek to ensure transparency in the collective bargaining process

Senator Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) and Senator Scott Martin (R-Lancaster) have introduced Senate Bills 503 and 504, which are public sector collective bargaining transparency bills. 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Pittsburgh Councilman calling on Wolf administration to help new homeowners pay off student debt

Pittsburgh Councilman calling on Wolf administration to help new homeowners pay off student debt

A Pittsburgh City Councilman is calling on the Wolf administration to help aid in a program that would help new homeowners pay off a portion of their student loan debt.


In a Will of Council passed by members Tuesday morning, Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) laid out a proposal calling on the state to develop and administer a program where the Commonwealth would repay a portion of an individual’s outstanding federal student loan debt when they finance a home through the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Legislature weighs options as Gov. Wolf allows PA budget spending plan to become law without his signature

Legislature weighs options as Gov. Wolf allows PA budget spending plan to become law without his signature

Gov. Tom Wolf Monday afternoon announced he was going to allow the $31.99 billion spending plan on his desk to become law without his signature as he and the legislature continue to negotiate on a revenue plan to fully fund state operations. 

Monday, July 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh Controller says city finances are currently "on target"

Pittsburgh Controller says city finances are currently "on target"

If 2016 trends continue, Pittsburgh’s budget surplus at the end of 2017 could be close to $20 million, said City Controller Michael Lamb at his mid-year update on the city’s finances Monday.
The budget surplus for 2016 was more than $37 million thanks to tax revenue increases, particularly real estate and earned income taxes, said the Controller.
Monday, July 10, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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