House lawmakers analyze effectiveness of job creation programs

House lawmakers analyze effectiveness of job creation programs

House legislators discussed how to increase job creation Wednesday after Pennsylvania lost 10,000 jobs last year.


The House Appropriations Committee invited testifiers that represented the Department of Labor and Industry, Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), and Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency (PHEAA) to discuss the agencies’ various programs.


“We want to get rid of programs that don’t work and bolster the ones that do,” said Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York).

Wednesday, February 21, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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House lawmakers focus on severance tax and Pennsylvania's economic climate during IFO budget hearing

House lawmakers focus on severance tax and Pennsylvania's economic climate during IFO budget hearing

The House Appropriations Committee focused primarily on how to improve the economy and the impacts of Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed severance tax on natural gas at the Independent Fiscal Office budget hearing Tuesday morning.


Legislators allowed IFO representatives to testify to discuss the implications of Gov. Wolf’s proposed budget and give an overall economic outlook.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Legislators launch bipartisan effort to inform the public about retirement security programs

Legislators launch bipartisan effort to inform the public about retirement security programs

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella Thursday joined together with a bipartisan group of legislators and retirement security advocates to launch a website aimed at promoting transparency about what Pennsylvania is planning to do for retirement security.

Thursday, February 8, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
PA House, Wolf administration seek to clear the air on agencies’ special funds

PA House, Wolf administration seek to clear the air on agencies’ special funds

The House Appropriations Committee this week continued its slate of hearings with Wolf administration agency heads to delve deeper into what special funds various agencies have, how much is in the funds, what the funds are used for, and whether the special funds in question can be utilized to fill gaps in state revenue.

Thursday, January 25, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Wolf offers new state grant rules in response to Democratic convention audit

Wolf offers new state grant rules in response to Democratic convention audit

Gov. Tom Wolf this week announced new rules for spending state grants in light of an audit that showed little accountability for the spending of public money.
Thursday, December 7, 2017/Author: Stephen Caruso
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