Pa.’s budget impasse is a binge-worthy — and totally fixable — summer drama | Friday Coffee

BY: - July 14, 2023

Maybe it won't be fixed in 59 minutes. But history shows that this, too, shall pass.

A proposed reduction to Pennsylvania's corporate net income tax could be included in this year's state budget.

Budget Season Place Setter: Pa. collected $3.3B in taxes in May | Monday Morning Coffee

BY: - June 5, 2023

Year-to-date collections are nearly 3% ahead of projections, according to new state data.

State Rep. Seth Grove, the ranking Republican member of the House Appropriations Committee, speaks during a committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 (Capital-Star file).

Pa. House Republican budget maven calls for reforms in 2023-24 budget process

BY: - May 12, 2023

Rep. Seth Grove, R-York, highlighted "bipartisan common sense reforms" to fix the state's budget process.

Outpacing projections, Pa. collected $6.2B in taxes in March | Tuesday Morning Coffee

BY: - April 11, 2023

Year-to-date collections total $32.3B, which is $1.1B billion above estimate.

State Rep. Seth Grove, the ranking Republican member of the House Appropriations Committee, speaks during a committee meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2023 (Capital-Star file).

Pa. House GOP leader warns Gov. Shapiro’s budget proposal will lead to massive deficit

BY: - March 15, 2023

(This article was updated at 4:51 p.m. on Wednesday, March 15, 2023, to include comment from Gov. Josh Shapiro’s office.) Pennsylvania would have a massive budget deficit within three years under Gov. Josh Shapiro’s proposed 2023-24 budget, the ranking Republican member of the state House Appropriations Committee said Wednesday. Rep. Seth Grove, of York County, […]

Gov. Josh Shapiro addresses a joint session of the state House and Senate on Tuesday, 3/7/23 (Photo by Amanda Mustard, for the Pennsylvania Capital-Star).

A ‘commonsense’ budget? In Harrisburg? Just maybe | Wednesday Morning Coffee

BY: - March 8, 2023

There's a little something for everyone in Gov. Josh Shapiro's first budget. Here's why that might work in his favor.

An optimistic Seth Grove looks to begin bipartisan talks on election reforms | Analysis

BY: - June 19, 2022

Gov. Tom Wolf’s office says the GOP House State Government committee boss has ‘no credibility on election issues’

Senate bill barring third party election funding advances in House

BY: - June 8, 2022

A House panel approved legislation barring counties from taking non-government money to fund elections, setting up renewed debate on an appropriation for election aid.

Courts likely to pick Pa. congressional map after Wolf, Legislature fall short

BY: and - January 24, 2022

(*This story was updated at 6:04 p.m. 1/24/22 with comment from state Rep. Seth Grove, R-York and 9:03 p.m. with comment from Gov. Tom Wolf.) Despite some last-minute intrigue, the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania Senate on Monday passed a new congressional redistricting plan along party lines, 29-20, sending it to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk. But Wolf […]

Pa.’s bitter, chaotic redistricting cycle likely to reach crescendo in court

BY: - January 12, 2022

To be sure, they are giving it a go. New state House and Senate maps could be approved as soon as next week by the Legislative Reapportionment Commission under constitutionally required deadlines.

Harrisburg Republicans advance redistricting reform amid map fight

BY: - January 10, 2022

The proposal has a long way to go to become law — the earliest that could happen is spring 2023. But it’s the latest in a run of constitutional changes from Harrisburg Republicans that could reshuffle the balance of power in favor of the General Assembly.


Pennsylvania Republicans are planning a redistricting redo in time for the 2024 election | Opinion

BY: - January 7, 2022

Power is everything, and almost nothing is out of bounds in pursuit of power - even amending the state Constitution.