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  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Pennsylvania governor, lawmakers report gifts, travel

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Gov. Tom Corbett accepted tickets to NFL playoff games and the National Hockey League’s Winter Classic and top leaders in the General Assembly earned outside incomes at law firms in 2011, documents show....
  • Monday Morning Coffee: Let The Budget Games Begin (Again).

     
    Good Monday Morning, Fellow Seekers. As they begin the final push to approve the 2012-13 state budget this week, state lawmakers know at least two things: the parameters of how much they’ll likely be allowed to spend and where any......
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: A budget by mid-June now just "optimistic," senior Senate Republican says.

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The state House put its stamp -- such as it was -- on the proposed 2012-13 state budget yesterday, increasing funding for block grants that pay for all-day kindergarten; conservation programs and public libraries....
  • Wednesday Morning Coffee: Pension Reform (Take Two).

     
    Good Wednesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. Now we're hardly the type of blog who'd gratuitously start a class or generational war, but, man, do the Baby Boomers have a lot to answer for. Not only did they foist horrible Nora Ephron-penned......
  • Mid-Morning Budget Update: Talks continue, second session planned for this afternoon.

     
    About The Only Headline ... ... to come out of this morning's budget negotiating session was House Majority Leader Mike Turzai's entirely unsurprising (though no less important) confirmation that a debate on state store privatization will gather dust in...
  • Tuesday Morning Coffee: Top PLCB officials took gifts, favors, new report concludes.

     
    Good Tuesday Morning, Fellow Seekers. The moribund debate over whether to privatize Pennsylvania's state-owned liquor stores may just have gotten a new lease on life. Citing a confidential report by the state Inspector General's Office, the Inquirer...
  • Exclusive: Republicans weighing new Corbett budget pitch.

     
    Legislative Republicans are weighing a new budget proposal of about $27.4 billion from the Corbett administration that was presented during a negotiating session this morning. Neither side would discuss details but Gov. Tom Corbett did lay "out in more...
  • Framework for $27.656B budget reached.

     
    Gov. Tom Corbett and legislative Republicans said Wednesday that they’d arrived at a “framework” for a $27.656 billion state budget for 2012-13 that adds money to some state programs that had originally been targeted for cuts. The...
  • Nat.gas tax credit an "essential" part of budget deal for Corbett, negotiators say.

     
    Legislative authorization of a $1.65 billion tax credit for Shell Oil and other petrochemical producers is a Corbett administration "essential" as negotiations over the 2012-13 state budget enter their final days. "It is very clear that it is something...
  • Mid-Morning Budget Update: School reform details emerge.

     
    Two of the Legislature's biggest advocates for special education reform are working to sell the Corbett administration and the GOP-controlled House on an amended version of their plan to change the way the state pays for special education. Language being....
  • Tea-Time Budget Update: They're still talking.

     
    Legislative Republicans ... ... met behind closed doors for more than an hour this afternoon to continue evaluating the reported $27.4 billion budget offer that the Corbett administration made on Tuesday. "It's no different than any other year," House...