Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 35: AARP - PA

This week the podcast talks to Ray Landis, Advocacy Manager for AARP-PA. We discuss what it means to age in Pennsylvania, how the lottery and lottery fund affect Pennsylvania's seniors, and their take on retirement security and the agency consolidations proposed by Gov. Wolf.

Friday, February 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Gov. Wolf sat among pre-k students while pushing for more program funding as part of his budget

Gov. Wolf sat among pre-k students while pushing for more program funding as part of his budget

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday joined pre-K students in his reception room where he discussed the importance of investing early in Pennsylvania's youth. Gov. Wolf stated he has proposed a $75 million increase in pre-k and early childhood education as part of his 2017-2018 budget proposal.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
State lawmakers join in legal battle over Philadelphia soda tax

State lawmakers join in legal battle over Philadelphia soda tax

A bipartisan group of state lawmakers recently filed an amicus brief in Commonwealth Court arguing against the legality of Philadelphia soda tax.

 

The group of 36 members from the state House of Representatives and state Senate hailing from 28 counties, encompassing nearly every corner of Pennsylvania say they are directly impacted by the implementation of the tax "because the tax is not Constitutional, violates the law, and will result in lost sales tax revenue collection into the Commonwealth’s general fund, directly impacting the budget and jeopardizing the ability to pass a timely budget and the funding of important services."

Tuesday, February 14, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 34: Gov. Wolf's FY 2017-2018 budget address

The podcast this week takes you back to Gov. Tom Wolf's FY 2017-2018 budget address, delivered February 7, 2017. Take a listen to find out what you might have missed!

Friday, February 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
A closer look: Gov. Wolf proposes 6.5 percent severance tax in budget proposal

A closer look: Gov. Wolf proposes 6.5 percent severance tax in budget proposal

As part of his $32.3 billion spending plan for FY 2017-2018, Gov. Tom Wolf is counting on nearly $294 million from a 6.5 severance tax on natural gas extracts, less an impact fee credit.

 

What will it look like and how is it being received?

Thursday, February 9, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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