For some, real pension reform hasn’t even started

For some, real pension reform hasn’t even started

Despite the bipartisan feel-good atmosphere that accompanied the June enactment of state government’s most recent attempt at pension reform, some inside and outside of the Capitol feel as though real pension reform—reform that directly addresses the combined unfunded pension liability some have put as high as $76 billion—hasn’t even started yet.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
House returns to session to begin budget balancing blitz

House returns to session to begin budget balancing blitz

After taking a roughly seven week session hiatus, the state House of Representatives made their long-awaited return to voting session Monday as the Republican caucus in that chamber looks to try to find consensus on a revenue plan that can close the state’s $2.2 billion deficit.

Monday, September 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Committee maneuver could delay consideration of severance tax proposal

Committee maneuver could delay consideration of severance tax proposal

A move by Republicans on the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Monday could potentially pump the brakes on the full chamber getting a crack at considering a natural gas severance tax.

Monday, September 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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Rep. Dan McNeill passes away

Rep. Dan McNeill passes away

House leaders confirmed on Friday that Rep. Dan McNeill (D-Lehigh) passed away at the age of 70.

Sunday, September 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 50: Matt Smith

This episode talks over the latest in state budget news and has a feature interview with former state legislator and current president of the Greater Pittsburgh Chamber of Commerce Matt Smith.
Friday, September 8, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
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