HARRISBURG, Pa.-- Pennsylvania's House of Representatives approved a $28.3 billion state budget plan shaped by the Republican majority and sent to the Senate on Wednesday. Tom Corbett proposed in February, as a responsible blueprint that would increase spending by more than $500 million without increasing taxes.
Corbett said he wants a Senate bill that would be "close enough" that he can then engage in final negotiations with the two chambers, both controlled by Republicans. The privatization push has drawn union opposition, and the state Democratic Party warned Wednesday that thousands would lose their jobs as a result.
HARRISBURG, Pa.-- A vote on whether to approve a $28.3 billion state budget plan by Pennsylvania's House of Representatives will have to wait until at least Wednesday. Representatives were scheduled to vote Tuesday to send the GOP- crafted bill to the Senate, but the House adjourned without taking it up.
HARRISBURG, Pa.-- State Treasurer Rob McCord said Wednesday he is refusing to pay nearly $3.5 million to a company that Gov. McCord said Wednesday he has rejected invoices from a subsidiary of Kansas- based NIC Inc. dating back to January because he is concerned about the legality and propriety of the contract.
HARRISBURG, Pa.-- A bill designed to boost state spending on Pennsylvania's transportation systems by almost 50 percent a year is prepared for a final Senate vote. Tom Corbett is backing a more modest $1.8 billion proposal.
HARRISBURG, Pa.-- How much the Pennsylvania treasury will suffer from privatizing state-controlled wine and liquor sales _ and how to keep prices from rising in such a system _ will be among the many questions a key state senator will try to answer as he finalizes a piece of much-anticipated legislation.
Feb 10- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has proposed a fix for his state's poorly funded public pension systems, but some say his medicine could be worse than the illness.