Category: State House News

  • State Budget Holds The Line On Taxes, Cuts Spending

    Sen. Mike Brubaker When the General Assembly began working on the state budget in February, my top budgetary goals included passing a responsible spending plan on time without raising taxes […]

  • Turzai Launches Effort To Sell State Stores

    Brad Bumsted Pittsburgh Post-Gazette House Majority Leader Mike Turzai, R-Bradford Woods, today launches the debate over state store privatization by filing a document seeking co-sponsors for his bill that would […]

  • Analysis: Pennsylvania Budget Plan Is Lean And On Time

    Charles Thompson Harrisburg Patriot-News Pennsylvania soon will have a state budget that cuts spending more deeply than most folks have seen in a generation. Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to sign […]

  • Budget Passes House, On Its Way To Governor

    Brad Bumsted Pittsburgh Tribune-Review A $27.15 billion state budget that cuts funding for higher education, K-12 schools and environmental and economic development programs passed the House Wednesday night and is […]

  • ‘Fair Share’ Civil Liability Now Law In Pennsylvania

    Philadelphia Business Journal Business interests scored a big victory Tuesday as Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed legislation into law that will alter the mechanics of civil liability in negligence cases. […]

  • Credit Republicans For Getting Budget Done On Time With No Tax Increases

    Editorial Harrisburg Patriot-News When The Patriot-News endorsed Tom Corbett for governor in October, we wrote, “The bottom line on his success will be how the new governor balances the budget […]

  • Fair Share Act Limiting Damages In Civil Lawsuits Advances

    Brad Bumsted and Sari Heidenreich Pittsburgh Tribune-Review The state House today is expected to give final consideration to one of Gov. Tom Corbett’s top legislative priorities: limiting who would have […]

  • These Numbers Don’t Lie: School Vouchers Are Pennsylvania’s Only Choice

    Jay Ostrich Harrisburg Patriot-News At the start of our nation, Founding Father John Adams was as concerned with the positive development of our offspring as he was with that of […]

  • Bills Tackle Corruption, Juvie Justice

    Wilkes-Barre Times Leader Measures authored by Toohil and Boback pass state House and now head to Senate. Several bills passed in the state House on Tuesday are on their way […]