Right 2 Know Episode 10: Budget season is here

Right 2 Know Episode 10: Budget season is here

Cash rules everything around the latest episode of Right 2 Know, as Justin and Andrew dig into the latest updates on the state budget. Justin also schools us on the prospects of Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania initiative and we school Justin on the wonder that is the Farm Show milkshake. Like what you hear? Subscribe to the podcast on iTunes, Google Play and Spotify.
Thursday, June 6, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
Special Election Preview: Joe Pittman vs. Susan Boser for the 41st Senate District

Special Election Preview: Joe Pittman vs. Susan Boser for the 41st Senate District

On May 21, two candidates will face off in a special election for the 41st Senate District seat vacated by former Sen. Don White (R-Indiana) at the beginning of this session. Vying for the seat are candidates Joe Pittman, White’s longtime chief-of-staff, and Susan Boser, a professor at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP).

The two candidates have focused their campaigns on improving economic opportunities in the 41st district, which features portions of Butler, Armstrong, Indiana and Westmoreland counties in western Pennsylvania. But while their end goals are quite similar, the two candidates have some different methods for their plans on improving prosperity and economic conditions in the district. 
Friday, May 17, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Wolf calls for passage of severance tax to fund ‘Restore Pennsylvania’ plan, but not all lawmakers are on board

Wolf calls for passage of severance tax to fund ‘Restore Pennsylvania’ plan, but not all lawmakers are on board

Gov. Tom Wolf was joined by state and local lawmakers Wednesday to advocate for his “Restore Pennsylvania” plan, a $4.5 billion proposal that would fund a series of “high-impact” projects through revenue generated from a severance tax on the extraction of natural gas. 

Wolf’s plan aspires to tackle a number of projects, including rural broadband internet access, storm preparedness, blight and lead remediation, as well as various infrastructure and transportation-related initiatives. 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019/Author: The PLS Reporter
Wonderling pitches ‘Grow Pennsylvania’ agenda at press club luncheon

Wonderling pitches ‘Grow Pennsylvania’ agenda at press club luncheon

Rob Wonderling, a former state senator and current president of the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia, stressed the importance of growing Pennsylvania’s population, an in turn, its economy, during Monday’s monthly Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon.

 

Wonderling used the forum to pitch the chamber’s “Grow Pennsylvania” agenda, which focuses on growing the state’s population while also making it an attractive place for business, entrepreneurship, and job candidates.

Monday, April 29, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
In budget address, Wolf lays out plan to bolster education and workforce development—with no new taxes

In budget address, Wolf lays out plan to bolster education and workforce development—with no new taxes

A boost in funding for education, expanding initiatives to target the state’s workforce development, and a previously announced minimum wage hike are cornerstones of Gov. Tom Wolf’s 2019-20 budget proposal, unveiled Tuesday in the first budget address of the governor’s second term.

Wolf’s plan spends a little over $34 billion, a 2.79 percent increase from last year, but adds in no new taxes, something he touted early and often throughout his address and was a line which drew a bipartisan standing ovation. 

Tuesday, February 5, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
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