School district study seeks to address problems in proposed FY 17-18 budget

School district study seeks to address problems in proposed FY 17-18 budget

The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) and Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) hosted a press call Wednesday morning to discuss the findings of plausible implications to school districts with regards to the FY 2017-2018 preliminary budget process.

In his proposed budget, Gov. Wolf committed to increased state education funding for Pre-K by $75 million, although that number was reduced to $25 million in House Republican budget.

Gov. Wolf also wanted to increase efficiencies of the state by cutting the transportation line item for school districts by $50 million. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
GOP Appropriations chairmen optimistic about on-time budget

GOP Appropriations chairmen optimistic about on-time budget

As pension reform legislation is likely to wind up shortly in the legislative rearview mirror, all eyes will soon be turning into work on a state budget, which now only has 24 days remaining until the next fiscal year begins and a budget is set to be in place.

 

On Monday, The PLS Reporter caught up with House Appropriations Committee Majority Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) and Senate Appropriations Committee Majority Chairman Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) for an update on where things stand.

Monday, June 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
May revenues rosier, but the devil is in the details

May revenues rosier, but the devil is in the details

As expected, General Fund revenues for May 2017 exceeded estimate—by quite a large margin—but as the figures released Thursday revealed: the devil is in the details.

 

Overall, General Fund revenues for the month of May exceeded estimates by $98.5 million, nearly four percent, according to Department of Revenue numbers.

Friday, June 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Legislators express concerns about potential merger of Department of Corrections, Board of Probation and Parole in House committee hearing

Legislators express concerns about potential merger of Department of Corrections, Board of Probation and Parole in House committee hearing

The House Judiciary Committee held a public hearing Thursday to discuss another consolidation attempt from Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget proposal: the consolidation of the Department of the Department of Corrections and the Board of Probation and Parole.

This consolidation, under Senate Bill 522 and Senate Bill 523, would merge the two entities together, a system that a majority of other states use. 

Thursday, May 25, 2017/Author: Kyle Maguire
Categories: News and Views
Reed on gaming bill: “That’s something we would like to bring to a conclusion very, very soon”

Reed on gaming bill: “That’s something we would like to bring to a conclusion very, very soon”

By a vote of 38-12 Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Senate sent to the House a piece of legislation that contains what many are calling the largest expansion of gaming in Pennsylvania since gambling was legalized in the Commonwealth.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
RSS
12345678910Last