Battle lines are taking shape as the Republican-controlled state House held the first day of hearings on Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s ambitious budget proposal.
Chris talks to Senator Pat Toomey about his compromise with Democrats for background checks on gun purchases and Senator Paul Ryan about President Obama’s latest budget proposal. He also talks to Tim Goeglein from Focus on the Family about the latest trends on abortion and out-of-wedlock births.
Chris is broadcasting live all week from the Heritage Foundation in Washington DC. He talks to Jim Gilmore, the President of the Free Congress Foundation, the President of the NRA, David Keene about their efforts to fight restrictive gun ownership laws, and Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel about their tough home opening weekend against Kansas City.
Governor Corbett today will also roll out his plan to address the rising costs of state and school employee pensions. And he’s expected to propose lifting the cap on gasoline taxes at the wholesale level when he outlines a long-awaited proposal to raise new money for transportation projects.