Sunday, January 24, 2021

Budget Hearings Moving, Senate Adds Session Days

On Saturday, Senate Republican Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) notified members they are changing the voting session to add February 22, 23 and 24 and April 26, 27 and 28 to the schedule.

Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), Majority Chair of the Senate Appropriations Committee, has decided to move state agency budget hearings to later in the year.

Normally, budget hearings are scheduled to start the week after the Governor’s budget address on February 2 and last through March 8.

House Republicans are considering the same change to budget hearings.

It’s likely they are waiting-- hoping-- for action by the federal government on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID/economic stimulus proposal and aid to state and local governments.  Read more here.
[Posted: January 24, 2021]

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