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 September 29th.
This week, Pennsylvania lawmakers come out swinging, as they meet up on FNB Field on Harrisburg’s City Island for the seventh annual Capitol All-Stars Game. A long layoff and a sluggish return, House Republicans complain of Democrats running the show. While Congress is burning the midnight oil trying to avoid a federal government shutdown on Saturday, Pennsylvania’s state government officials are assessing the impact it could have on key programs that residents rely on to put food on their tables and pay their bills. And finally, both candidates for Allegheny County executive sounded open Thursday to having a private company run a juvenile detention center — at least for a short period of time.
- Pa. lawmakers to set politics aside and team up on baseball field to fight hunger. PennLive
- Lawmakers meet to continue talks over Pennsylvania budget. ABC27 News
- Federal shutdown would stop paychecks, benefits to thousands of Pennsylvanians. PennLive
- Innamorato and Rockey debate Shuman Center and property reassessments as county exec race enters homestretch. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette