The Dentons Pennsylvania Public Affairs team has you covered with a curated run-down of the top news headlines and trending policy issues for the week ending August 4th.
This week, a new report from PennEnvironment shows local and state governments in Pennsylvania could save up to $360 million over the next 10 years by switching retiring fleet vehicles to electric models. The Commonwealth collected $2.88 billion in General Fund revenues for July, an increase of $185.3 million compared to July 2022. Bipartisan legislation introduced in the state House and Senate would provide funding for a second urban search rescue task force for the Pittsburgh area, which emergency officials said is badly needed. And finally, with Gov. Josh Shapiro’s signature on a delayed $45.5 billion state budget bill, most state spending is in the clear and will be distributed as normal.
- Switch to EVs could save state and local governments up to $360 million, study says. StateImpact Pennsylvania
- July 2023 Revenue Update. Independent Fiscal Office
- Lawmakers hear testimony on Pennsylvania’s urban search and rescue capabilities. Pennsylvania Capital-Star
- with Gov. Josh Shapiro’s signature on a delayed $45.5 billion state budget bill, most state spending is in the clear and will be distributed as normal. PennLive