News from Second and State

Weekly Wrap The House of Representatives and Senate Appropriations Committees began budget hearings this week to examine Governor Wolf’s proposed 2017-2018 Fiscal Year budget. Monday was a state Holiday, but on Tuesday, both committees heard testimony from the...

News from Second and State

Weekly Wrap This week’s headliner was, of course, Gov. Wolf’s third budget address. Wolf proposed a budget with a modest increase in spending for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, and focused on education, helping seniors, streamlining government and continued efforts to...

Worth Another Look

Budget Theme: Government that Works As he has in previous years, Governor Wolf highlighted the need for “government that works” in his 2017-2018 budget address. Gov. Wolf stated today that this budget “contains the largest cuts to, and consolidation of, government...

Worth Another Look

Budget Theme: Schools that Teach As he has in previous years, Governor Wolf highlighted the need for “schools that teach” in his 2017-2018 budget address. Today during his budget address, Governor Wolf stated his belief that “there should be no greater priority for...

Worth Another Look

Budget Theme: Jobs that Pay As he has in previous years, Governor Wolf highlighted the need for “jobs that pay” in his 2017-2018 budget. During his 2017-2018 budget address, Governor Wolf stated that “Pennsylvania should be a place where anyone who wants a good job...