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  • DPW Boss: Federal Healthcare Law Bad For Pa.

     
    In Case There Was Any Confusion ... ... on the Corbett administration's official position on the federal healthcare law, some comments today by state Public Welfare Secretary Gary Alexander should put those to rest. At an appearance in Lancaster with........
  • Friday Morning Coffee: Corbett cuts would axe "last resort" program for the poor.

     
    Good Friday Morning, Fellow Seekers. It's a political truism that elections have consequences: Not all voters always end up getting the government they want, but they almost always end up getting the government that the handful of voters who actually........
  • State GOP lawmakers see slot machines as budget money-raiser

    State GOP lawmakers see slot machines as budget money-raiser
    Republican lawmakers in Olympia continue to oppose Gov. Christine Gregoire’s push to increase the sales tax to help solve the state’s budget woes.  But there is some new revenue that they actually will support. Republicans now say that...
  • State legislators agree on nearly $500 million in budget savings

    State legislators agree on nearly $500 million in budget savings
    Leaders of both parties in Olympia agreed Monday to nearly $500 million in state spending reductions -- only about a quarter of what they need to shore up the state’s $2 billion budget hole. But at least the lawmakers will have something to show...
  • New bill would require volunteer firefighters to pay licensing fees

    New bill would require volunteer firefighters to pay licensing fees
    A new bill before the state legislature would require emergency service workers to pay for their own state certifications. The bill, requested as a cost-cutting measure by the state Department of Health, would also apply to unpaid volunteers. "Passing on...
  • State lawmaker's plan would allow local governments to raise sales tax

    State lawmaker's plan would allow local governments to raise sales tax
    Better revenue forecasts and some unexpected cost savings means the state budget problem isn’t as big as was thought just a few weeks ago; the deficit is about $500 million smaller. As a result, many Democrats think they can fill the $1 billion...
  • Lawmakers plan 'marathon session' to finish budget

    Lawmakers plan 'marathon session' to finish budget
    The state’s budget debate has come down to the wire. Wednesday is the last day of the session and lawmakers have promised to work through the weekend. They're still crunching the numbers on how to fill a $5 billion gap, but both sides admit policy...
  • State House passes $31 billion budget, but plan's future in Senate iffy

    State House passes $31 billion budget, but plan's future in Senate iffy
    The state House of Representatives approved, 54-43, the Democrats’ $31 billion supplemental budget proposal mostly along party lines Thursday. But its future in the Senate remained unclear. Two House Democrats joined the 41 Republicans in voting...
  • State Republican Leaders Comment On Tax Increases Passed By Democrats Saturday

    House Republican leader Rep. Richard DeBolt: "It is unbelievable that the majority party has wasted $200,000 on a special session to raise taxes on people who don't have jobs, so they can give pay raises to people that do. It is obvious there is a...