New House oversight panel’s first report will tackle lobbying reform, chairman says
The report will provide a before and after look at a 2017 rewrite of how much hired guns must reveal about their Capitol doings.
York County Republican named chair of House investigative committee with subpoena powers
On Thursday, Republican leadership named York County Rep. Seth Grove chair of a new state House committee tasked with looking into Pennsylvania’s executive branch at the behest of lawmakers. The nine-member House Oversight Committee was created in January as part of the chamber’s new rules and has subpoena power to request information from state agencies. […]
State lawmakers question Wolf admin’s plan to fund environmental agencies
Democratic and Republican lawmakers on the House Appropriations Committee made the heads of Pennsylvania’s chief environmental agencies defend a controversial funding shift Thursday. In his 2019-20 budget, Gov. Tom Wolf proposed reducing general fund spending on the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources by $62 million. The shortfall would be covered […]
Bipartisanship is passé. No one told Jordan Harris.
The new House Democratic whip is savvy enough to forge allies in unlikely places.