The man who ran Pennsylvania’s capital city for almost three decades is facing almost 500 criminal charges in an alleged scheme that seems so bizarre it could have come from the imagination of a script writer.
While the participants put on a brave face, there was little indication of progress after Monday’s budget talks.
Republican legislative leaders and Democratic Governor Tom Wolf have met twice in as many days to discuss the budget, producing no discernible progress as Pennsylvania begins its second week without a spending plan.
Commission spokesman Carl DeFebo says it will mark the second year in a row that turnpike tolls will be increased across the board, after several years of smaller increases for EZ Pass customers.
After several down years, slot machine revenue at Pennsylvania casinos rebounded in the last fiscal year.
Privatization is a top priority for leaders of the Republican-controlled House. The question now is, how might the liquor veto affect budget negotiations?
Governor Wolf has signed into law a bill intended to clarify changes to Pennsylvania’s Child Protective Services Law.
The governor says there was no resolution to the budget dispute during the meetin with legislative leaders that lasted about a half-hour.
The way Pennsylvania law is now, you don’t have to be convicted of a crime to lose assets seized by law enforcement.
The GOP budget would include $5 million dollars for security and other issues related to the Pope’s visit.
Pennsylvania lawmakers are expected to be in session through the weekend as talks about a new state budget – due Tuesday – appear to be dead in the water.
The clock is running on the phone surcharge law. It was set to expire next week unless renewed by the legislature.
“This bill’s not going to come back,” state senator Daylin Leach (D-Mont./Del.) said after Commonwealth Court overturned the law. “The (current) governor will never sign a bill like this.”
The state Senate has voted unanimously to send the House a bill that would eliminate the parental rights of offenders in cases where a child is conceived by rape.
It’s been an up and down week for budget negotiations in the state capitol and Wednesday the situation took another downturn.