End-run effort to get severance tax bill to House Floor flounders for second day

End-run effort to get severance tax bill to House Floor flounders for second day

While the hopes were dimmed after a dashed effort on Tuesday, an attempt to circumvent the committee process by forcing a natural gas severance tax proposal onto the Floor was put off once again during Wednesday’s brief House session.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Lawmakers continue incremental progress toward revenue agreement

Lawmakers continue incremental progress toward revenue agreement

State lawmakers continued working toward a budget-balancing revenue agreement on Tuesday, but any progress made was incremental, if at all.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Proposal to designate October as “Biodiversity Awareness Month” causes House Floor kerfuffle

Proposal to designate October as “Biodiversity Awareness Month” causes House Floor kerfuffle

A resolution sponsored by Rep. Steve McCarter (D-Montgomery) to designate October 2017 as “Biodiversity Awareness Month” in Pennsylvania drew derision on Tuesday not commonly leveled at designation resolutions on the House Floor.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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House lawmakers introduce bill to help identify quality daycare centers

House lawmakers introduce bill to help identify quality daycare centers

Two freshman House lawmakers from different sides of the aisle came together Tuesday to announce the introduction of legislation aimed at improving the identification of quality childcare facilities in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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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
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