Gov. Wolf to unveil plan to “reimagine government” in budget address

Gov. Wolf to unveil plan to “reimagine government” in budget address

Speaking on KDKA 1020 AM’s morning show, Gov. Tom Wolf gave a glimpse into his February 7 budget address saying he will unveil his plan to reimagine state government in his FY 2017-2018 budget proposal as the means to bridge the deficit gap.

 

Gov. Wolf also reiterated his pledge to not balance his budget proposal using increase in the personal income or sales tax.

 

“I think what the citizens of Pennsylvania really want is for us to figure out how to reimagine government and make it live within its means; do the things that government should do to make middle class lives better, to make Pennsylvania better, but do it within our means,” he told morning show host Larry Richert and John Shumway. “That is what my administration is trying to do and I’ll unveil my proposals in my February 7 budget address.”

Tuesday, January 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Legislators sworn-in, chamber leaders elected in day of ceremony

Legislators sworn-in, chamber leaders elected in day of ceremony

Tuesday marked the constitutionally required first day of session for the 2017-2018 General Assembly, and as is custom, members were officially sworn into office and the Speaker of the House and President Pro Tempore of the Senate were elected by their chambers.

Tuesday, January 3, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Mid-year budget briefing: equal mix of doom and gloom with a twist of optimism

Mid-year budget briefing: equal mix of doom and gloom with a twist of optimism

Budget Sec. Randy Albright Wednesday held the annual mid-year budget briefing, offering a retrospective on the current fiscal year and looking ahead to what challenges will confront lawmakers in crafting the spending plan for the coming fiscal year.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
House Republican leaders hold pre-session pow-wow

House Republican leaders hold pre-session pow-wow

The newly-minted House Republican leadership team was spotted in the Capitol Tuesday where they were holding a pre-session planning meeting.

 

While the House does not formally return to session until January 3, 2017, when members will be sworn-in to office, caucus spokesperson Steve Miskin told reporters that Tuesday’s meeting among the leadership team was to start the process of committee formation and discuss ideas for the coming session.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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November General Fund revenue lags behind estimates

November General Fund revenue lags behind estimates

The Department of Revenue and Independent Fiscal Office released revenue figures for November General Fund collections, with the department noting that revenue sources from every major category came in underestimate for the penultimate month in calendar year 2016.

 

November’s numbers signify the fourth out of five months in the current fiscal year where overall revenue collections have come in under estimate.

Friday, December 2, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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