DePasquale riffs on budget morass

DePasquale riffs on budget morass

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Thursday offered takes related to the current state budget situation, noting those in charge of figuring out how to balance and manage state finances are not facing “a lot of ideal decisions.”

Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Treasurer warns of $860 million in delayed state payments as House GOP seeks to regroup on budget-balancing plan

Treasurer warns of $860 million in delayed state payments as House GOP seeks to regroup on budget-balancing plan

Things didn’t quite go as expected Tuesday for the House Republican Caucus who, as late as Monday afternoon, was eyeing a vote on some version of a plan to balance the state budget by transferring special fund money into the General Fund as an attempt to close the state’s $2.2 billion deficit.

 

By Tuesday afternoon, the House adjourned without taking up the plan and legislative leaders met with the House Taxpayer Caucus—the main proponents of the special funds plan— and some Southeastern lawmakers to try to rework their strategy in order to gain enough votes to get some budget-balancing plan to the Senate by week’s end.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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UC system’s future funding needs hinge on success of efficiency efforts, benefits modernization

UC system’s future funding needs hinge on success of efficiency efforts, benefits modernization

The House Labor and Industry Committee held a hearing Tuesday to further investigate funding needs related to Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system, still beleaguered after a major funding slash to its Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Protesters gather in York to demand that the House return to session to finish the budget

VIDEO: Protesters gather in York to demand that the House return to session to finish the budget

On Thursday morning protesters joined Auditor General Eugene DePasquale and Rep. Carol Hill-Evans (D-York) at the York County Courthouse to demand that House Republicans come back to session and get the budget done.

Friday, August 18, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Noting potential credit downgrade, Gov. Wolf urges House to finish balancing the state budget

Noting potential credit downgrade, Gov. Wolf urges House to finish balancing the state budget

Gov. Tom Wolf Monday urged House Republicans to return to voting session as soon as possible to finish up balancing the state budget before the Commonwealth faces another credit downgrade.

 

“They know they’ve got to get to work and we’ve got to get the job done. I think House Republicans are aware of that, I know they are aware of that,” he said. “Standard and Poor’s is threatening a downgrade and I’m trying to hold them off, but they’re looking at what goes on here and, basically, House Republicans need to get back here and get this over the finish line.”

Monday, August 14, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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