House Government Oversight Committee set to meet over lobbying disclosure law

House Government Oversight Committee set to meet over lobbying disclosure law

A new powerful oversight committee is scheduled to meet publicly for the first time next week to release its findings on a lobbying disclosure law enacted last year.

 

The House Government Oversight Committee will hold a public hearing on Monday, Oct. 21 on their investigation into Act 2 of 2018, legislation that strengthened reporting requirements and increased penalties for those lobbying state government officials.

Thursday, October 17, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Q&A: The PLS Reporter sits down for an exclusive interview with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler

Q&A: The PLS Reporter sits down for an exclusive interview with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler

With the fall session in full swing, The PLS Reporter took the chance to sit down for an on-the-record chat with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), who is in his first session leading the caucus. The discussion touched on how he has fared in his new role, as well as the governor's plan to join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, gun control and the decriminalization of marijuana. Read on for a full transcript or listen to our podcast here.
Friday, October 4, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Right 2 Know Episode 25: Sit down with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler

Right 2 Know Episode 25: Sit down with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler

With the General Assembly back in action for the fall session, Justin and Andrew catch up with House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster). They talk about his first year as leader, the recent announcement that Pennsylvania would join a regional cap-and-trade initiative and the feasibility of gun control this session. Like what you hear? You can find all episodes on iTunes, Spotify and Google Podcasts.
Friday, October 4, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Wolf announces intention to join regional cap-and-trade program

Wolf announces intention to join regional cap-and-trade program

Gov. Tom Wolf announced on Thursday that the state will forge ahead with joining the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative, despite pushback from Republicans who question whether Wolf can enter the multi-state emission-capping program without legislative approval.

 

Speaking at a Capitol press conference Thursday, Wolf outlined his directive to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to join the cap-and-trade program, also known as RGGI, which requires participating states to cap CO2 emissions at energy production plants.

Thursday, October 3, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
No shortage of budget items in limbo, even as General Approps bill moves to Senate

No shortage of budget items in limbo, even as General Approps bill moves to Senate

The House voted Tuesday to approve the $33.9 billion General Appropriations budget, sending it to the Senate, who are set to follow suit later in the week.

The budget bill is agreed to by both chambers, as well as by Gov. Tom Wolf. But there are still no shortage of loose ends to tie up outside that bill, with lawmakers and the Wolf Administration still in discussions on a range of issues present in the numerous code bills set to be passed in the coming days.
Tuesday, June 25, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
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