So Where is Pennsylvania and What is the Actual Status of our State Budget? The lower chamber’s Republican majority leaders, along with a healthy number of their rank and file conservatives, did not favor the Senate-passed (and Governor-endorsed), new-taxes revenue package which passed in late July, so they set out to find alternatives. For nearly… Read More»
House Republicans and House Democrats weigh in with different approaches on a revenue plan to finalize funding for the budget. Click here for relevant articles: http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/12733064-74/pennsylvania-house-gop-looks-to-borrowing-no-new-taxes-to-plug-deficit http://www.pahouse.com/Wheatley/InTheNews/NewsRelease/?id=92377 http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/09/as_budget_noose_tightens_house.html http://triblive.com/state/pennsylvania/12728879-74/pennsylvania-house-gop-hits-wall-on-budget-balancing-plan
UPDATE: From all indications, it appears that the House will be back in Harrisburg to its already announced beginning of its Fall Legislative session on September 11th. For more information on the ongoing dialogue here are some recent resources: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/pa-treasurer-warns-legislature-short-term-loans-cant-continue-20170816.html http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/state/pa-house-leader-signals-budget-impasse-likely-to-linger-20170810.html http://www.pennlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/08/house_gop_leader_on_finalizing.html#incart_2box_politics *** I last updated you on the ongoing Pennsylvania budget saga Tuesday, July 25th, as… Read More»
June marks the midway point of the Pennsylvania General Assembly session. Lawmakers traditionally head out on a short break during the summer, making it the perfect time to assess what’s been accomplished so far during this session and what we can expect from the legislative agenda going forward. As negotiations continue over the 2017/18 PA… Read More»
Long a controversial political issue, medical marijuana has suddenly become a major economic issue as well. The pot market, including medical usage and states where the drug is legal such as Colorado, posted $6.7 billion in revenue last year, according to ArcView Market Research. That was a 30 percent jump from 2015, and the company… Read More»
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