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 6th.
This week, Pennsylvania Republicans make statement on Gov. Shapiro attempting to prevent a full rainy day fund transfer. A little over a month before Election Day, the political backbiting has started in the race for Allegheny County executive. Pennsylvania House Democrats passed a bill Tuesday night containing multiple hotly contested changes to the state tax code. A tax reform bill that would hasten cuts to Pennsylvania’s corporate tax rate and allow businesses to deduct a greater share of their losses drew the ire of House Republicans. And finally, Gov. Josh Shapiro on Thursday voiced his commitment to a “healthy, safe, professional work environment” for employees who work for his administration as he struggles to address a sexual harassment complaint involving a former top aide.
- Senate Republican Leaders Decry Shapiro’s Attempt to Prevent Full Rainy Day Fund Transfer. PA Senate GOP
- The race for Allegheny County executive is getting heated — on and off the airwaves. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
- Pa. House passes wide-ranging tax code bill. PennLive
- Democratic changes to Pa. budget bill that boost tax cuts, film credits anger House GOP. Pennsylvania Capital-Star
- Gov. Shapiro offers first public remarks about the sexual harassment claims involving a former top aide. PennLive