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The Monthly Report - Decmeber 2017

Senate Appropriations Committee Report December 2017 Committee Website View Report Online (all tables and graphics can be viewed online) **Earlier this week, the Fitch rating ...

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REAL ID Update: Do You Need One?

Weekly Roundup Friday, December 08, 2017 The latest news from the State Capitol REAL ID Update: Get Your Documents EarlyPennDOT launched a public ...

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THREE VIDEO CLIPS THAT SUGGEST THE HOLLYWOOD SEXUAL ABUSE SCANDAL WAS AN OPEN SECRET

JOHN LIVINGSTON/ Gary DeMar THERE HAS BEEN A LOT OF SURPRISE EXPRESSED BY EXECUTIVES IN HIGH PLACES OVER THE ERUPTION OF ...

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Democrat outraged to learn taxpayers paid $220,000 sexual harassment claim against him

        Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-Fla.) says he is outraged to learn that a settlement was made on his behalf to pay ...

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Disney Suspends Executive Jon Heely After Felony Child Sex Abuse Charges

Written by Ben Kew/Blabber Buzz Disney’s director of music publishing, Jon Heeley, has been charged with three counts of sexually abusing children, Variety reports. Heely, ...

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Top Dem in Tennessee Senate Race Has Record of Covering Up Sexual Assault Allegations

As governor, Phil Bredesen's office covered up details of harassment allegations against top officials Phil Bredesen / Getty Images BY: Brent Scher /  the Washington ...

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The Sexual Harassment Storm and its Effect on Washington

~ American Liberty Report What began with a sexual harassment fishing expedition by the media and Democrats to prevent Donald Trump ...

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Ret. FBI Supervisor Says Dep. Director Gave Him Orders Protecting Hillary

BY KIM SMITH /Conservative Tribune Testimony from Florida Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis revealed that the level of political bias that exists in the ...

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Mueller Team Spotlight: He Hired the Lawyer Who Repped Clinton Staffer Who Smashed Her Devices

VIRGINIA KRUTA | IJR Alex Wong/Getty Images Ever since former FBI Director Robert Mueller was chosen to spearhead the investigation into possible ties between ...

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Erik Prince Accuses Obama Officials of Illegal Spying

Blackwater founder says his rights were violated by U.S. spying on Seychelles meeting Erik Prince / Getty Images BY: Bill Gertz / the Washington Free ...

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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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