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  • House signs off on $4.5B in bonds to pay off unemployment debt, eligibility fixes.

     
    Legislation that would allow Pennsylvania to pay off nearly $4 billion in borrowed federal unemployment benefits , while also placing new limits on eligibility and benefits – is on its way to Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. The state House voted........
  • Western PA lawmaker eyeing voucher alternative bill.

     
    A western Pennsylvania lawmaker is eyeing an expansion of an already popular business tax credit program that could extend school choice by this fall to students in Pennsylvania's worst-performing schools. Rep. Jim Christiana, R-Beaver, said he could...
  • Corbett Makes It Official On Lottery Proposal.

     
    The Corbett administration confirmed Monday it wants to find a private manager to run the Pennsylvania Lottery, arguing that it would save the state money and protect programs for senior citizens that are funded by ticket sales. The administration has.......
  • House Dems In Uproar Over Rules Changes.

     
    State House Democrats ... ... stormed out of a meeting of the chamber's Rules Committee this afternoon, enraged over changes in the chamber's operating rules that reduce the amount of minority representation on legislative committees and restrict how...
  • Friday Morning Coffee: McCall To Be Appointed To Gaming Board.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Just a few odds and ends this morning as we head into what's shaping up to be a snowy and wet Super Bowl Weekend in the Capital region. Former State House Speaker ... ... Keith......
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Scarnati To Repay Gas Company For Super Bowl Tickets

     
    We begin this morning with the news that state Senate President Pro Tempore SCARNATI Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, plans to repay gas driller Consol Energy for Super Bowl tickets, airfare and hotel that the Canonsburg-based firm provided him earlier this...
  • Budget Update -- With Reaction From Lawmakers.

     
    College Students, Schoolchildren And State Employees ... ... will bear the brunt of much of the cuts in Corbett's first budget proposal as the Republican looks to close a $4 billion budget deficit without raising taxes. Ripping a page from......
  • House Dems: Corbett, House GOP Should Use Surplus To Restore Budget Cuts.

     
    House Democratic Leaders ... ... have called on Gov. Tom Corbett and majority House Republicans to use an estimated $500 million surplus to restore what they've termed the most "draconian and egregious" cuts in the state budget. Majority Republicans are.....
  • House Passes #VoterID; Gov. Corbett To Sign It (Full House Roll Call).

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to sign legislation this evening requiring Pennsylvanians to show photo identification every time they vote is headed for Gov. Tom Corbett’s desk. After three days of grueling and acrimonious debate, the Republican-...
  • As budget talks continue, Democrats still waiting for their invite.

     
    There's been no shortage of middle-aged and mostly white men spilling out the executive suite during budget negotiations this week. But as the clock ticks down to the June 30 deadline to pass a new spending, one set of mostly......
  • Yet Another Midafternoon Budget Update.

     
    The House has voted 115-82 to approve changes to the state's school code that would place school superintendents' contracts under the auspices of Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know Law. It would also implement new evaluation standards for public school...
  • Midday Budget Update: The wheels do turn slowly.

     
    Good Afternoon, Everyone. Here's where things stand as of 12:34 p.m: 1. The House debated, and then went over, changes to the School Code Bill. The proposal would, among other things, place school superintendents' contracts under the auspices of...