Reed: "We still have some differences"

Reed: "We still have some differences"

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) discusses where leaders are at with this years revenue package. He feels they are 90 percent done, but admits that the last ten percent is the hardest part.

Sunday, July 10, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Health advocacy organizations  call for higher tobacco taxes

Health advocacy organizations call for higher tobacco taxes

Members of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN), the American Heart Association (AHA), and the American Lung Association (ALA) held a press conference at the Capitol Friday morning. 

Pennsylvania government relations director (ACS CAN), Diane Phillips, led the press conference by discussing the members hopes of lawmakers protecting the people of the commonwealth's health by increasing the price of tobacco products. 

Phillips and others hope that the tobacco tax will be raised to at least $1.00 per pack of cigarettes in hopes of decreasing the number of users and providing needed state budget revenues. 

Friday, July 8, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Budget loop remains open

Budget loop remains open

Lawmakers are still working to complete a revenue package for the 2016-2017 fiscal year and in this video The PLS Reporter takes a look at the prospects for a quick conclusion to this year's budget.

Thursday, July 7, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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DePasquale discusses DMVA issues

DePasquale discusses DMVA issues

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale discussed how the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs needs to fix the issues with the Commonwealth's six veterans homes' waiting lists and grievance tracking at a press conference Thursday morning. 

Thursday, July 7, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Reed: "I'd say we are light years ahead of where we were"

Reed: "I'd say we are light years ahead of where we were"

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) answers questions about this year's revenue package progress. 

With a budget on Gov. Wolf's desk, leaders are working to figure out a revenue number to go along with it. 

Tuesday, July 5, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
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