Budget Update 10/2/17: The Pennsylvania House adjourned on Monday, October 2nd with several members indicating that there indeed is a problem getting the 102 votes for a tax package that includes commercial storage, which is projected to bring in over $175 million in new and sustainable revenue. The Senate did convene for session but all… Read More»
Today’s announcement that Standard and Poor’s lowered its rating on Pennsylvania’s debt is now the second downgrade it has slapped on Pennsylvania in three years as budget makers have struggled to pull the state out of a stubborn post-recession deficit. Aside from today’s downgrade, Governor Wolf stated that the Legislature has until the end of… Read More»
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»
While the electric vehicle industry is growing — sales increased by 37 percent in 2016 — it still faces many challenges. Why? Just as gas-powered vehicles rely on gas stations, electric cars depend on charging stations. And since electric vehicles are still a minority on the roadway, many state roads and highways aren’t equipped to… Read More»
Gov. Wolf has released his 2017-18 PA budget proposal. From agency consolidations to tax expansions, here’s what you need to know.
Procurement changes made in 2016 will undoubtedly affect the procurement process in 2017. Here’s how.
PA House and Senate caucuses convened in Harrisburg this week to choose leaders for the upcoming two-year session. Here’s what happened and what the leadership results mean.
What got done in the PA General Assembly’s 2016 Fall Session, and what is yet to come. Get the details here.
Legalizing medical marijuana in Pennsylvania was one thing, navigating the reams of regulations is a whole new challenge.
With the PA General Assembly having 6 legislative days remaining in this legislative session, there are certain key issues that the Legislature needs to tackle that have budgetary implications; and there are some that the Legislature would like to put to rest.