Shutdown inches closer as U.S. House GOP fails to pass defense bill, lawmakers exit D.C.
WASHINGTON — U.S. House Republicans were unable for a third time Thursday to begin debate on the Defense funding bill, throwing another wrench into Speaker Kevin McCarthy’s leadership tenure. The 212-216 vote that rejected the rule for the $826 billion Defense spending measure was unexpected, coming less than a day after House GOP lawmakers gathered […]
LGBTQ project funding in two states stripped by U.S. House Republicans from spending bill
WASHINGTON — In a tense meeting marked by Democratic charges of hatred and bigotry, Republicans on the U.S. House Appropriations Committee voted Tuesday to strip funding for three LGBTQ community projects, just weeks after they included the money in the annual transportation and housing spending bill. At one point, Rep. Andy Harris, a Maryland Republican […]
Pa. House Republican budget maven calls for reforms in 2023-24 budget process
Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, highlighted "bipartisan common sense reforms" to fix the state's budget process.
Budget mavens Browne and Saylor’s reelection losses not a factor in negotiations, experts say
Sen. Pat Browne and Rep. Stanley Saylor, the Legislature's top budget negotiators, lost their reelection bids to primary opponents, but if this election season is unusual, that's unlikely to be the reason.
‘It’s an ‘and’ discussion’: Agriculture boss Redding seeks compromise at budget hearing
Reflecting on the Department of Agriculture’s appearance before the committee with the Capital-Star, Redding said he was trying to move people away from a “one-dimensional” concept of agriculture.
Erie lawmaker tells liquor regulators they need to spruce up rundown states stores in poor Pa. cities
The state board that controls alcohol sales in Pennsylvania touted its plans to renovate more liquor stores this year, leading one state lawmaker on Tuesday to decry what he saw as a disparity between state-run stores in poor urban areas and affluent suburbs.