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Senator Mensch’s Weekly Session Wrap-Up

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In this Edition:

  • Senate Acts to Complete Work on State Budget
  • Pennsylvania’s Financial State – An Op-Ed by State Senator Bob Mensch
  • Senate Approves Four Bills
  • Committee Roundup
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Senate Acts to Complete Work on State Budget

The Senate took steps Wednesday to complete the 2017-18 state budget.

The Senate voted 43-7 on Wednesday to non-concur on House amendments to House Bill 453 and empowered Senate President Pro-Tempore Joe Scarnati to appoint members of the Senate to serve on a bicameral Conference Committee to iron out a final Fiscal Code component for the FY 2017-18 budget package.

A Conference Committee, made up of members representing the General Assembly’s four caucuses, is created when the Senate and House of Representatives are deadlocked on developing language for a bill. Once a compromise is reached, the Committee will submit a report to the two chambers for an “up or down” vote — meaning no amendments can be made and the compromise must be considered on its own merit.

Pennsylvania’s Financial State – An Op-Ed by State Senator Bob Mensch

 

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