Budget negotiators discuss new ideas as revenue talks continue

Budget negotiators discuss new ideas as revenue talks continue

While there was little in the way of public details, budget negotiators were in mid-June mode as new ideas made their way into revenue-related discussions that continued in earnest at the state Capitol Monday.

Monday, September 25, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Lawmakers consider placing all municipal water and sewer authorities under control of the PUC

Lawmakers consider placing all municipal water and sewer authorities under control of the PUC

Pittsburgh’s troubled Water and Sewer Authority may not be the only municipal water utility company to be considered for full oversight by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission following a hearing held by the House Consumer Affairs Committee in Harrisburg Monday. 


While House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-McCandless) and Rep. Harry Readshaw (D-Baldwin) proposed House Bill 1490 back in June to place the PWSA and its deteriorating system of lead pipes and poor customer service under the control of the PUC, Rep. Tina Davis (D-Bucks) is hoping to take the concept one step further by amending the public utilities law to require all municipal water and sewer authorities across the state be placed under PUC jurisdiction. 
Monday, September 25, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Treasurer Torsella defends not loaning money to General Fund

Treasurer Torsella defends not loaning money to General Fund

State Treasurer Joe Torsella Monday defended his recent decisions to discontinue loaning funds from Treasury’s short-term investment pool and not authorizing the ability of the Commonwealth to seek outside borrowing without a balanced budget based on his interpretation of prudent lending standards and precedent in making similar types of financial maneuvers.

Monday, September 25, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Through the Years with Rep. Benninghoff

VIDEO: Through the Years with Rep. Benninghoff

Rep. Kerry Benninghoff (R-Centre) sat down with The PLS Reporter for our new series "Through the Years."  Find out how things have changed from the time he started as a legislator and how things are today.
Monday, September 25, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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