Capital Reports

CAPITOL REPORT

By John L. Kennedy |

Following is a listing of executive and legislative activity for the week of Jan. 4. Members of the House of Representatives are scheduled to return to Harrisburg on Jan. 11; Senate members on Jan. 19.

Capital Stock and Franchise Tax Expires

By John L. Kennedy |

Following is a listing of executive and legislative activity for the week of Jan. 4. Members of the House of Representatives are scheduled to return to Harrisburg on Jan. 11; Senate members on Jan. 19.

Pennsylvania Budget Proposals Collide

By John L. Kennedy |

On Feb. 9, Gov. Tom Wolf is scheduled to give his annual budget address, where he will outline a spending plan for the 2016-17 fiscal year, which begins July 1.

Legislative and Executive Action During the Week of Dec. 28

By John L. Kennedy |

Following is a listing of legislative and executive activity for the week of Dec. 28. Members of the House stand at a six-hour call of the speaker and Senate members, a six-hour call of the pro tem.

Business-Funded Scholarship Programs OK'd

By John L. Kennedy |

Two scholarship programs funded by businesses received the go-ahead from the Wolf administration just before the Dec. 31 deadline.

General Fund Money Could Begin Flowing

By John L. Kennedy |

Pennsylvania Treasurer Tim Reese said that the Treasury received payment requests last week from the governor's Office of the Budget for approximately 16,400 delayed payments totaling nearly $3.3 billion to school districts, counties and human service organizations.

House OKs Bill Against Tracking Out-Of-State Liquor Purchases

By John L. Kennedy |

Pennsylvanians would no longer face the possibility of being shadowed and fined by the state police for buying liquor across state lines and transporting it back home, under legislation approved on a 136-59 vote in the state House of Representatives.

Lawmakers, Wolf Continue to Struggle Over Budget

By John L. Kennedy |

Whenever the General Assembly appears ready to send a budget to Gov. Tom Wolf for approval, real action seems to slip further away.

Legislative and Executive Action During the Week of Dec. 21

By John L. Kennedy |

Following is a listing of executive and legislative activity for the week of Dec. 21. The voting schedule for members of the General Assembly for the week of Dec. 28 was still uncertain at press time.

Legislative and Executive Action During the Week of Dec. 14

By John L. Kennedy |

Following is a listing of executive and legislative action for the week of Dec. 14. Members of the General Assembly were scheduled to return to session on Dec. 21.

Legislative and Executive Action During the Week of Nov. 9, 2015

By John L. Kennedy |

Following is a listing of legislative and executive action for the week of Nov. 9. Members of the General Assembly were scheduled to return to session Nov. 16.

State Budget Deal Coming Into Place, Wolf, Leaders Say

By John L. Kennedy |

Legislative leaders and Gov. Tom Wolf's office released statements last week indicating the budget impasse, now into its fifth month, could be ending.