Governor line-item vetoes $72.2 million of legislature’s funding citing inaction on pension reform; General Assembly responds negatively

Gov. Tom Corbett Thursday announced he signed both the FY 2014-2015 General Appropriations Act and corresponding Fiscal Code, but used his line-item veto authority to nix $72.2 million of the General Assembly’s appropriation for the fiscal year.

“The final budget they sent me, coupled with [the General Assembly’s] failure to address critical challenges facing our state, causes me concern,” Gov. Corbett said. 

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Thursday, July 10, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Gov. Corbett line item vetoes legislative funding in this year's budget

VIDEO: Gov. Corbett line item vetoes legislative funding in this year's budget

Gov. Tom Corbett held a press conference today discussing his decision to item veto $65 million in general assembly funding and an additional $7.2 million in legislative-designated spending. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Zogby provides additional details on Governor's line item veto

VIDEO: Zogby provides additional details on Governor's line item veto

After Gov. Corbett's press conference announcing his decision to line item veto legislative funding in this year's state budget, Budget Secretary Charles Zogby provides further detail. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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CAPITOL CROWD: Bob Caton, Manager of Broadcast & Social Media for House Democrats

CAPITOL CROWD: Bob Caton, Manager of Broadcast & Social Media for House Democrats

The PLS Reporter sat down with Bob Caton, Manager of Broadcast & Social Media for the House Democrats to talk about his journey to the state Capitol, his favorite places to travel, and what it's like to be a die-hard Philly sports fan. 

Wednesday, July 9, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Philadelphia cigarette tax authorization has questionable future in House

The Senate adjourned until September Tuesday, completing work on a necessary budget bill, but leaving the fate of needed Philadelphia cigarette tax authorization legislation still in doubt.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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