Budget hearings begin in era of “new normal”

Budget hearings begin in era of “new normal”

The legislature Tuesday began its three-week slate of budget hearings in what one ranking Appropriations Committee member called an era of “new normal.”

 

The budget hearing process, undertaken by the Appropriations Committee in the House and Senate, traditionally takes place in the period following the governor’s budget address and before the run-up to the enactment of the state budget in early summer.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA row officers take oath of office

PA row officers take oath of office

Two new and one reelected Pennsylvania row officers took the oath of office Tuesday, officially beginning their terms.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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New legislation aims to address “Silver Tsunami”

New legislation aims to address “Silver Tsunami”

Looking address the so-called “Silver Tsunami” of people retiring without the savings or revenue to meet expenditures, Representatives Mike Hanna (D-Clinton) and Mike Driscoll (D-Philadelphia) are introducing legislation to bridge the gap for Pennsylvanians who do not have employer-sponsored retirement plans.

 

The proposal—still in co-sponsorship memo form—would form the Keystone Retirement Security Program to allow for automatic payroll deductions for Pennsylvanians who elect to participate in the program.

Monday, September 12, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Thursday, August 25, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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