By Jan Murphy | firstname.lastname@example.org Pennsylvania’s President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson County, issued a statement Wednesday evening announcing his intention to retire from the chamber when his term expires at the end of this year. Scarnati, who has held the third-highest constitutional office in the State for over a decade, also served as the state’s… Read More»
The Governor’s $36.056 billion budget, a 4.2% or $1.4 billion increase over the current fiscal year would include no new taxes and invest in workforce initiatives as well as education across all levels and economic development.
By Charles Thompson | email@example.com In an interview with a Washington-based news outlet, Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai said he will announce later today that he is not seeking reelection to the state House this year. Turzai, ago 60, has been speaker since 2015, presiding over a House majority caucus that has prided itself on stopping… Read More»
Budget Update 7/1/2019 As of late Friday, June 28, 2019, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed the main appropriations bill in a $34 billion budget package that passed the Legislature at the state Capitol in Harrisburg, Pa. He also subsequently signed several additional code bills to finalize the budget year objectives. https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/pennsylvania/articles/2019-06-28/the-latest-wolf-says-hell-sign-pennsylvania-budget-bills https://www.weny.com/story/40728615/governor-wolf-signs-multiple-bills-to-finalize-2019-2020-budget Originally Posted 6/28/2019… Read More»
Posted 6/20/2019 The 2019-20 Pennsylvania state budget is poised to be finalized as early as Thursday or Friday of next week. As the Senate and House gaveled out this week, key legislative staff prepared to remain in Harrisburg through the weekend and work on developing and finalizing the various code bills and related budget legislation.… Read More»
PA Lobbyists may agree that much of the time a “robust” debate leads to a healthy decision. Yet sometimes, when it comes to uber-technical and compartmentalized issues, these conversations can instead deliver severe tension with limited agreement. Both sides are left feeling chided and as if their positions are unheard and unappreciated. This could not… Read More»
Pugliese Associates finds state funding for businesses, organizations and economic development entities Why do growing organizations leave state funding assistance on the table? Many organizations and developers simply do not consider the pursuit of state funding for their planned projects. Even when their projects would otherwise be very competitive for state incentives, there is often… Read More»
Pugliese Associates shares the Senate Appropriations Committee August, 2018 report: PA Senate Appropriations Committee August Report