PA’s spending plan is still unresolved as we enter October. Kevin Harley, Managing Director of Quantumm Communications, and John Milliron, Founder and Partner of Milliron & Goodman Government Relations, talk about where they think the legislature’s priorities should be for this budget, and how to fund their plans.
Rep. Seth Grove, R-York and Rep. Jordan Harris, D-Philadelphia, come into our studio to talk about the PA House perspective on the budget. Rep. Grove and Rep. Harris have both been a part of separate press conferences to express the concerns of their caucus, and the ideas that they think would be best benefit their […]
Gambling could be a key part of the funds needed to support the state spending plan. GOP leaders are counting some $200 million in one-time license fees and taxes from an expansion of gambling to help fund the state budget. There is disagreement between the House and Senate on whether video gaming terminals should be […]
Budget spending plan negotiations are still ongoing with the PA Legislature. Bob Dick, Senior Policy Analyst for the Commonwealth Foundation, and Marc Stier, Director of the PA Budget & Policy Center, join us to talk about how they would try to solve the state’s spending.
According to philly.com, the PA Budget impasse has led to another credit downgrade. Standard & Poor’s lowered PA’s bond rating, citing the state’s out-of-balance budget, the $2 billion deficit, and a reliance on one-time financial fixes in negotiating budgets over the last decade. Sam Janesch, Political Reporter for LNP, talks to us about what he […]
As budget negotiations continue, education officials are reminded of the budget stalemate in 2015. Jay Himes, Executive Director of the PA Association of School Business Officials, and Mark DiRocco, Executive Director of the PA Association of School Administrators, talk to us about what they’re doing to prepare for another budget impasse, and issues like guns […]
The House and Senate have passed different versions of a Fiscal Code bill that allocates funding to pay for the state budget that passed on June 30. The House-passed bill relies largely on transferring funds from restricted revenue accounts and a plan to borrow $1 billion from two pension systems and repay it over 10 […]
The PA Senate is expected to convene on Monday to discuss the PA House’s latest budget proposal that passed on Wednesday night. Jeff Coleman, Principal of Churchill Strategies, and Steve Crawford, President of S.R. Wojdak & Associates talk to us about what they predict will happen to the latest budget plans.
Katie Meyer, WITF’s Capitol Bureau Chief joins our program to discuss the latest budget news. According to NBC6-WJAC, the PA Senate will take up budget discussions Monday to finalize a state budget. We’re joined by Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa to talk about what he expects from their session and budget talks. Sen. John DiSanto, […]