Believe it or not: there’s still no revenue agreement

Believe it or not: there’s still no revenue agreement

Another day ticked down to when Gov. Tom Wolf must make a decision regarding an unbalanced budget and state legislative leaders were still far apart Friday on getting to a global agreement on a revenue package of more than $2 billion to close out the FY 2016-2017 fiscal year and bring in to balance the current year’s spending plan, which is currently before the governor.

 

Speaking to reporters after a Friday House voting session that saw members vote on housekeeping measures, House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) reiterated a message he sent to his fellow House Republicans on Thursday: there is no revenue deal.

Friday, July 7, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Pa. Supreme Court rules so-called "spot assessments" unconstitutional

Pa. Supreme Court rules so-called "spot assessments" unconstitutional

In a majority decision, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a ruling this week that could limit school districts' ability to “spot assess” certain properties in their counties.

In the case, Valley Forge Towers Apartments v. Upper Merion School, the owners of four apartment complexes argued that the Upper Merion School District contracted with a consulting firm to identify and recommend property assessments within Montgomery County to be appealed.
Friday, July 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Gov. Wolf signs bill that creates a rare disease advisory council

VIDEO: Gov. Wolf signs bill that creates a rare disease advisory council

Gov. Tom Wolf held a press conference Friday morning where he signed House Bill 239 into law. This bill establishes a Rare Disease Advisory Council in Pennsylvania.
Friday, July 7, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video

Tweets of the Week - July 3, 2017

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and other around Pennsylvania state government. 

Friday, July 7, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: Features
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