GOP leaders respond to Wolf budget rumors

GOP leaders respond to Wolf budget rumors

The Capitol has been swirling with rumors of what Gov. Tom Wolf might propose in next week’s budget address. Over the last few days, Republican leaders of both the House and Senate have had the opportunity to react to some of the speculation.

“We anticipate the severance tax will be part of that proposal in conjunction with education,” said House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana). “We’ve heard pension reform may be a component that is discussed, or maybe property tax reform may be another policy item that is discussed as a result of it.”

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Reed discusses expectations for Gov. Wolf's upcoming budget address

Reed discusses expectations for Gov. Wolf's upcoming budget address

After a morning press conference, House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) discusses potential components of Gov. Tom Wolf's budget address set for next week.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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General Assembly has $161 million surplus

The Legislative Audit Advisory Committee Monday approved the audit of the General Assembly, which showed the legislative branch of Pennsylvania’s government has a surplus (or a reserve fund) of $161 million, an $8 million increase over last year. 

Monday, February 23, 2015/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Capitol Quick Hits for 2.23.15

Capitol Quick Hits for 2.23.15

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today: 

  • Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) held a press conference in the Capitol Media Center to formally introduce legislation that will limit insurers’ ability to retroactively deny reimbursements. He was joined by representatives the Pennsylvania Orthopaedic Society, the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, the Pennsylvania Medical Society, the Hospital and Healthsystem of Pennsylvania, the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American College of Physicans, and Fresenius Medical Care.
  • Erik Arneson was this month’s featured speaker at the PA Press Club Luncheon. He spoke on the need to keep the Office of Open Records independent. 

Monday, February 23, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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“Paycheck protection” constitutional amendment moves one step closer to passage

The Senate State Government Committee advanced a proposal by Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) that would amend Pennsylvania’s constitution to prohibit state government and public schools from collecting union membership dues, fees, and political contributions from employees

Supporters refer to the proposal as “paycheck protection.”

Monday, February 23, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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