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By James Roxbury
Thursday July 10, 2014 at 11:44 am

Thursday's press event with Governor Corbett.

I came to Harrisburg as an outsider, a reformer.

"I am forcing mutual sacrifice with the general assembly."


Questions from the press.

Special interest groups taking credit for blocking legislation.

Philadelphia Schools and Mayor Nutter's " A vortex of political hell."


Charles Zogby, Secretary of the Budget.

A line item of 5 million dollars for legislative parking.

A total of 72 million dollars in cuts.

A question of risky budget funding.


Majority Leader Mike Turzai

The governor's actions today, seem to us to be about politics and not about the hard work of governing.

Lets talk about pension reform.

Some important bills passed in the House.


Questions from the press.

Addressing a variety of issues.


From the Office of Senator Rob Teplitz.

Teplitz: Governor’s Line-Item Veto Jeopardizes Harrisburg Recovery Plan

HARRISBURG, July 10, 2014 — State Sen. Rob Teplitz issued the following statement today on the governor’s decision to veto select line items in the FY 2014-15 state budget, specifically, $5 million in funding from the Department of General Services that was intended to be used towards leasing parking spaces for state employees in the City of Harrisburg:

“It’s outrageous that the governor would put the city’s financial recovery plan — developed largely by his own appointed receiver — into jeopardy. This funding is a critical piece of the entire puzzle that was carefully assembled last year in order to move the city toward financial stability.

“I am grateful to the governor and my legislative colleagues for the fact that the state budget still includes full compensation to the city for providing fire protection and emergency services to the 40 tax-exempt state-owned buildings in the Capitol Complex, but Harrisburg’s recovery plan still depends on the state living up to its financial obligations under the parking leases. Although the governor may wish to believe that the legislative reserves will be tapped to fund the leases, and while I would support such a transfer, the reality is that is unlikely to happen.

“It’s time for the governor to demonstrate the leadership necessary to work with the House and Senate — where his own political party holds majorities — in order to finalize the state budget. The capital city, which is on the right track but still in a precarious financial state, must not be a casualty in this dysfunctional process."

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