House Appropriations Committee learns how state dollars help an ever expanding medical field in Pittsburgh

House Appropriations Committee learns how state dollars help an ever expanding medical field in Pittsburgh

The House Appropriations Committee continued their stay in Pittsburgh on Friday by hosting a hearing on the duties of health and human services in the state budget. 

The committee heard from various public health and medical agencies, as well as schools and research programs on how their line items in the state budget help or stifle their developments in providing quality healthcare to Pennsylvanians.

Sunday, August 28, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Act 89 proves successful for transportation needs across Pittsburgh region

Act 89 proves successful for transportation needs across Pittsburgh region

The House Appropriations Committee met in Pittsburgh Thursday afternoon to learn about the ways in which Act 89 has impacted transportation infrastructure needs across the region. 

“Through the first three years [of Act 89 of 2013] we have generated an additional $3.15 billion for all modes of transportation,” said Majority Chairman Bill Adolph (R-Delaware) in his opening remarks. “The purpose of today’s hearing is to see what impact the fund has had on the Pittsburgh region.” 

Friday, August 26, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
FY 2016-2017 budget process closes out with passage of revenue package and code bills

FY 2016-2017 budget process closes out with passage of revenue package and code bills

Those now familiar with working around Pennsylvania’s legislature in a modern era where budgets are hard to come by, will now have to adjust to having at least a little while when the Commonwealth has a balanced budget in place now that a spending plan, supporting revenues, and associated code bills are now all set to become law.

 

It took 13 days since the passage of the spending plan, but on Wednesday the House and Senate approved the report of a conference committee that was convened in the afternoon that approved changes to the Tax Reform Code that will provide $752 million in recurring revenue.

 

The report of the conference committee was approved in the House by a vote of 116-75. It was approved in the Senate by a vote 28-22.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Adolph discusses conference committee, revenue package

Rep. Adolph discusses conference committee, revenue package

Rep. Bill Adolph (R-Delaware) answered revenue-package related questions after the conference committee meeting Wednesday afternoon. 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Gov. Wolf eyes Senate fix to House budget plan

Gov. Wolf eyes Senate fix to House budget plan

Speaking to PJ Maloney on KQV’s morning radio program on Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf said while there are positive takeaway’s from the House agreeing on a bipartisan budget plan, he is still hoping for fixes to the bill as it reaches the Senate.

 

“To do something and escape with a five percent increase in expenditures, I think, is a real feat for Republicans in the House to accomplish,” he said. “We just need to find a way to finance it.”

Tuesday, June 28, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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