Some Republicans say it’s still possible to enact far-reaching legislation before Democrat Tom Wolf takes office as Pennsylvania’s governor, even though the Legislature is done for the year.
The Senate unanimously passed a Krabbe disease screening bill on Wednesday.
Dom Giordano spoke with State Senator Dominic Pileggi on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about some apparent discord within the ranks of Republicans within the Senate.
State Senator Scott Wagner spoke with both Chris Stigall and Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about a letter he sent to Republican Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi questioning his leadership and relationship with unions.
Chris discussed the return of the Flyers ice girls, the implementation of the new cigarette tax in Philadelphia, and the Gubernatorial debate between Governor Tom Corbett and Tom Wolf. He talked to State Senator Scott Wagner at 7:20, Victor Fiorillo from Philadelphia Magazine at 8:00, and Eagles General Manager Howie Roseman at 8:20.
Gov. Corbett is expected to sign a bill intended to prevent deaths from drug overdoses by giving a break to family members or companions who assist victims.
Majority Republican leaders in the state legislature now say new taxes are no longer part of the discussion.
Dom Giordano spoke with Pennsylvania State Senator Dominic Pileggi on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.
The issue of reforming alcohol sales has run hot and cold in the legislature since the House passed a privatization bill more than a year ago.
It appears another $30 million piece of the Philadelphia schools’ budget puzzle may soon happen.
The state Senate inserted Medicaid expansion language into the state welfare code, part of the package of bills to enact the budget, but the House removed it.
Final work on the Pennsylvania budget will go into a second week of overtime, and maybe beyond, as the result of differences between the state House and Senate over one of the “companion” bills that make up the state budget package.
Effective immediately, Traffic Court functions are under the supervision of Philadelphia Municipal Court, though the complete transition may take weeks or months.
With less than two weeks before the legislature’s scheduled summer recess, Republican leaders in the GOP-controlled state Senate have taken the wraps off their proposal to reform liquor sales in Pennsylvania.
The vote was unanimous for the new cigarette tax, which would take effect next January and bring an estimated $45 million to city schools. State approval is required.