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.
With a condensed session coming up in September, here’s what to look for as the PA General Assembly returns to the Capitol.
**UPDATE** 10:07 p.m. Gov. Tom Wolf signed the 2016-17 budget revenue package, closing a $1.3 billion funding gap and wrapping up the second budget of his administration. The shortfall was made up through a mix of new taxes, tax increases, and one-time cash infusions.