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 October 20th.
This week, the divided Pennsylvania legislature is still seeking a compromise that would allow it to end the budget stalemate and authorize up to $1.1 billion in additional spending for home repairs, public defense, and more. Pennsylvania state senators from both parties condemned the Oct. 7 Hamas terrorist attacks against Israel that killed more than 1,400 people and injured more than 3,000 others. The Pennsylvania’s House of Representatives passed another bill to give an earlier date for its 2024 presidential primary. And finally, Pennsylvania gives out hundreds of millions of dollars in tax credits each year to create jobs and encourage companies to invest here, but only some of those programs are working as intended.
- What’s on the table as Pa. lawmakers attempt to end the budget stalemate. SpotlightPA
- The Pa. Senate unanimously passed resolutions supporting Israel as lawmakers condemned ‘barbaric terrorism’. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Pennsylvania House OKs bill to move 2024 primary election by 1 week in protracted fight over date. Associated Press
- Pa. tax credits result in ‘mixed bag’ for job creation. SpotlightPA