Senate Appropriations Committee

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

PA Lawmakers’ Agenda Is Long As Days Become Few

Pennsylvania lawmakers are scheduled to recess for the summer at the end of the month.

06/16/2014

(Pa. State Sen. Jake Corman.   Credit:  Tony Romeo)

PA Tavern Gaming License Applications Continue To Lag

A key state Senator says he’s giving up on the prospect that small games of chance in Pennsylvania taverns will generate projected revenue.

04/22/2014

(Kathleen Kane answers questions before Senate Appropriations Committee. Credit: Tony Romeo)

Kane Pressed On Sandusky Probe

As state lawmakers began budget hearings this past week, Attorney General Kathleen Kane found herself being questioned about her probe into the Jerry Sandusky investigation.

02/16/2014

(John Dodds of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project addresses marchers outside the Philadelphia office of Gov. Tom Corbett in April.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania Falls By The Wayside In Legislative Tussle

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.

07/04/2013

file photo of Tom Corbett (credit: Tony Romeo)

Governor Corbett May Wait On Decision On Medicaid Expansion

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett may not announce whether he will support the expansion of Medicaid under the federal health care law when he delivers his budget address to the Legislature on Tuesday.

02/04/2013

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House Democrats Concerned Over Corbett’s Plans For Future Of PA Lottery

Minority Democrats in the Pennsylvania legislature say Governor Tom Corbett needs to be more open about his effort to privatize the management of the state Lottery.

12/05/2012

Secretary Barry Schoch testifies before the Senate Appropriations Committee. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Politicians Put Heat On Corbett For Transportation Funding

During budget hearings last week, state lawmakers on both sides of the aisle continued to pressure Governor Corbett to address transportation funding, as the PennDOT secretary expressed concerns about Pennsylvania’s aging bridges.

02/27/2012

(Gov. Tom Corbett.  AP file photo)

Pennsylvania Legislature Holds Sunday Session To Try To Finalize Budget

Pennsylvania continues to inch closer to a new state budget ahead of Thursday’s deadline. Lawmakers held a rare Sunday session as they attempt to wrap up work on the budget and other legislation.

06/27/2011

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