Democratic leaders happy with governor’s budget, look forward to legislative review

Democratic leaders happy with governor’s budget, look forward to legislative review

Democratic leaders from both chambers reacted to the governor’s budget address Tuesday, offering wide praise for its approach and announcing they look forward to further reviewing the proposal in its entirety during the budget hearing process.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf to seek consolidation of four state agencies

Gov. Wolf to seek consolidation of four state agencies

Continuing to seek government efficiencies and consolidation instead of broad-based tax increases to balance the coming fiscal year’s budget, Gov. Tom Wolf formally announced Monday the long-rumored consolidation of four state agencies into one Department of Health and Human Services.

 

According to the administration, the four agencies that will be consolidated are the Department of Human Services, Department of Health, Department of Aging, and Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.

Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 29

In this episode of the podcast, we take you back to swearing-in day--held just this past Tuesday--to hear the Floor speeches given by the two House Floor leaders.

Friday, January 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
What will the new General Assembly look like?

What will the new General Assembly look like?

Tuesday, the legislators making up the General Assembly for the 2017-2018 legislative session will officially be sworn into office.

 

Starting on Day 1, what will the new legislature look like?

Monday, January 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rivers Casino agrees to pay $10 million gaming tax revenue to Pittsburgh while state still hashes out gaming fix legislation

Rivers Casino agrees to pay $10 million gaming tax revenue to Pittsburgh while state still hashes out gaming fix legislation

During his 2017 Operating & Capital Budget presentation to Pittsburgh City Council on Monday morning, Mayor Bill Peduto announced that the city and Rivers Casino have reached an agreement to keep $10 million flowing into the budget for one year. 


After the Pennsylvania Supreme Court ruled an annual tax that casinos pay to their host municipalities as unconstitutional in September, Pittsburgh and Rivers Casino, housed in the city’s North Shore, have been in talks as to whether or not the city would still receive the vital funds. 

Monday, November 14, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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