Senate Majority Leader: Pa. Budget Headed For OvertimeThe current fiscal year ends June 30th. That’s when a new budget is due and lawmakers are scheduled to wrap up work for the summer. But, Chester Republican Dominic Pileggi, the Senate majority leader has told members of his caucus to prepare to be in Harrisburg in July.
Bill Banning Cash Gifts To State Lawmakers Advances In Pa. SenateThe bill approved by the Senate State Government Committee would make it a felony to accept cash gifts over $250. Under $250, it would be a misdemeanor.
Hearing On Pa. Medical Marijuana Bill Does Not Signal SupportThe Senate Law and Justice Committee has scheduled a hearing for the last Tuesday of the month on a bill to allow marijuana use for medical purposes. The bill has seven co-sponsors, including one GOP Senator.
Despite New Co-Sponsor, No Vote Likely For Pa. Medical Marijuana BillDemocratic state Senator Daylin Leach – who’s also running for Congress in Pennsylvania’s 13th district – has long been a champion of legalizing marijuana. But this time, he says he’s picked up a Republican Senator who will co-sponsor his legislation to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.
Liquor Privatization, Medicaid Expansion Advance In PA SenateThe House back in March passed a liquor privatization bill and now the concept has cleared a major hurdle in the Senate, in the form of an amendment to the House bill passed early Saturday morning.
Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Expand Film Tax CreditThe Pennsylvania film tax credit is currently capped at $60 million. Chester Republican Dominic Pileggi, the Senate majority leader, wants to uncap the film tax credit.
Pa. Lawmaker: Supreme Court Decision On DNA Samples Clears Way For State ActionA similar DNA collection bill went back and forth between the House and Senate, with each chamber making changes, until the clock ran out on the two-year legislative session last November.
Pennsylvania Tax Revenue Down For November, But Better Than ExpectedPennsylvania’s revenue collections for the month of November were down a bit, although they remain slightly above projections for the first five months of the fiscal year, all totaled.
PennDOT To Have Final Say On Location Of Red Light Cameras In SuburbsThe city of Pittsburgh and a dozen communities in Philadelphia’s suburbs will now be eligible to install red light camera as well. But they will not have sole discretion.
New Pa. Legislative District Map ApprovedFor the second time in six months, the panel that redraws state House and Senate districts has given final approval to a new map.
Pa. Commission Gives Preliminary Approval To Redistricting MapThe panel created to redraw state House and Senate districts in Pennsylvania has given preliminary approval to a new plan for the first time since the state Supreme Court rejected the map it approved late last year.
Pa. Lawmakers Turn Attention To Fate Of Foxwoods Casino LicenseNow that the state Supreme Court has rejected Foxwoods’ appeal of its license revocation, attention turns to whether that license will remain in Philadelphia end up somewhere else in the state or end up nowhere at all.