Democrats plot legislative end run to pass Wolf’s infrastructure plan, while internal debate continues
Facing an uncooperative Republican-controlled Legislature, Gov. Tom Wolf and his legislative allies are looking to use a legislative shortcut to pass a marquee part of the Democrat’s second-term agenda — a $4.5 billion investment in state infrastructure, from roads to rural broadband and flood prevention. At a Democratic policy hearing Monday, Rep. Mike Sturla, of […]
Wolf’s infrastructure plan makes legislative debut with near-majority support
Gov. Tom Wolf’s much-hyped plan to expand broadband internet, fight flooding, and invest in natural gas production, among other infrastructure investments, was released Wednesday — with nearly enough support to pass both chambers. According to a statement released by Wolf’s office, 99 House and 25 Senate lawmakers from both parties support the legislation. According to […]
Wolf makes closing pitch for infrastructure plan ahead of start of budget season
Gov. Tom Wolf closed out his tour of Pennsylvania’s flood-ravaged boroughs and rusted out mill towns in a place that’s neither flood-ravaged nor rusted out. Standing in the gilded state Capitol, where he was surrounded by local and state officeholders, the Democratic governor made his closing argument for his $4.5 billion in infrastructure plan, Restore […]
Restore or reenergize? Turzai, House GOP offer plan for natural gas-based state economy
Preaching “jobs, jobs, jobs,” state House Speaker Mike Turzai and other House Republicans rolled out a package of bills Monday that they say will expand the manufacturing potential of the shale gas boom.
State senator wants to block sale of Pa.-produced natural gas to anti-fracking neighbors
As Pennsylvania’s natural gas industry has boomed, neighboring states including New York, New Jersey, and Maryland have taken steps to curtail gas drilling and infrastructure. Now, a state senator wants to prevent them from purchasing gas produced in Pennsylvania. Sen. Gene Yaw, R-Lycoming, who chairs the Senate Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, announced at a […]
NatGas foes are just like Chairman Mao? Wait? What? | Thursday Morning Coffee
Woke up this morning ... to Sopranos comparisons.