PA: Month #2 With No Budget And No Sign Of DealPennsylvania has begun its second month without a state budget with no end to the impasse in sight.
House Speaker Raises Possibility Of Budget Veto OverrideSpeaking at Harrisburg’s monthly Press Club luncheon, Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai, the speaker of the state House, continued to defend the GOP-passed budget vetoed by the governor.
Pa. House Speaker: Medical Marijuana Needs Full VettingMedical marijuana was on a fast track in the Pennsylvania Senate. But the speaker of the House says concerns of medical experts must be fully understood before there is action in his chamber.
Gov & Legislative Leaders Dig In Over Pa. BudgetLawmakers returned to the state capitol with a budget deadline looming, and developments on Monday do not bode well for meeting that June 30th deadline.
PA Speaker Mike Turzai: 'Gov. Wolf's Budget Is “Disrespectful Of People's Hard Earned Tax Dollars"'Pennsylvania's Speaker of the House Mike Turzai spoke with Talk Radio 1210 WPHT's midday host Dom Giordano about Gov. Tom Wolf's budget .
Bill Green Says He Won't Give Up SRC Chairmanship Without Court FightHe says he plans to go to Commonwealth Court for a ruling on whether Gov. Wolf had the authority to strip him of his School Reform Commission chairmanship.
State House Passes Bill That Would Privatize Liquor Sales in Pa.For the second time in two years, the state House is sending senate legislation to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania.
All Eyes On Phila. School District As Battle Over More Charter Schools Gets A Vote TonightThe School Reform Commission tonight is deciding whether to approve any or all of the 39 applications for new charter schools in the city of Philadelphia.
School Reform Commission Faces Charter School Vote Amid Intense Pressure From Both SidesThe SRC must consider new charters under provisions that Republican state lawmakers tacked on to a bill allowing the city to collect an extra two dollars a pack on cigarettes, to help close a large budget deficit last year.
Outlook Good For City Cigarette Tax As Lawmakers ReturnPension reform and liquor privatization are longshots, but as lawmakers return to the state capitol today, one thing that may get done is a cigarette tax in Philadelphia to generate badly needed cash for city schools.
Phila. School District Superintendent Says Without New Money, Layoffs Could Happen This WeekState house majority leader Mike Turzai met with Superintendent Willliam Hite for about an hour at school headquarters. Turzai pledged he'd work to pass the cigarette tax.
Speculation Surrounds Liquor Reform In HarrisburgWord this past week that liquor privatization talks are heating up again in the state capitol prompts the question: if a deal on legislation is reached, what might it look like?