Majority Leader Reed reflects on governor’s revenue proposals, appropriations process

Just under a week after Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled his budget proposal, The PLS Reporter caught up with House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) to see how things have settled with him and his caucus.

While still seeing the numbers put out by the governor as “extreme,” Majority Leader Reed said he sees areas where his caucus can work with the governor.

Monday, March 9, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
On Wolf’s corporate tax proposal, Republican leaders agree the devil is in the details

On Wolf’s corporate tax proposal, Republican leaders agree the devil is in the details

Gov. Tom Wolf Wednesday announced some of his budget plans for the upcoming fiscal year, among them a substantial revision to Pennsylvania’s corporate tax laws, but Republican leaders say they need to see the specifics of the plan before casting any final judgment.

According to a news release form the Wolf administration, the governor proposed at an event in Bethlehem Wednesday cutting Pennsylvania’s corporate net income tax from the current rate of 9.99 percent to 4.99 percent over two years. He is also calling for a final phase-out of the Capital Stock and Franchise Tax and for combined reporting (also known as closing the Delaware Loophole).

Wednesday, February 25, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Select subcommittee will examine career and technical education readiness

Select subcommittee will examine career and technical education readiness

A bipartisan group of House members including House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) introduced a House Resolution that would form a select subcommittee of the House Education Committee to examine readiness surrounding career and technical education.

House Resolution 102 is scheduled to be considered by the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
GOP leaders respond to Wolf budget rumors

GOP leaders respond to Wolf budget rumors

The Capitol has been swirling with rumors of what Gov. Tom Wolf might propose in next week’s budget address. Over the last few days, Republican leaders of both the House and Senate have had the opportunity to react to some of the speculation.

“We anticipate the severance tax will be part of that proposal in conjunction with education,” said House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana). “We’ve heard pension reform may be a component that is discussed, or maybe property tax reform may be another policy item that is discussed as a result of it.”

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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