PA-BGT: Capitol Games

Tom-Wolf sadGov. Tom Wolf and GOP legislative leaders have been fighting for support from “rank-and-file Republicans” in the House, who are key to passing any budget legislation.

It now seems at least two of these “rank-and-file” House Republicans are ready to fight back.

GOP Reps. Eli Evankovich and Jim Cox are trying to force Wolf into vetoing his own funding, in the event the Governor tries to take away General Assembly appropriations, according to John L. Micek of PennLive.

The House is scheduled to vote Tuesday on a short-term spending plan to relieve the state’s schools and service providers of some of their dire financial stresses.

Evankovich told PennLive his proposal would put the administration’s and the General Assembly’s funding into the same line item of the short-term budget, forcing the first-year Democratic Governor to spite himself if he is to take away the legislature’s funding.

Wolf, along with House Democrats and both parties in the State Senate, opposes the idea of a short-term plan, instead trying to push forward with legislative leaders on a $30.8 billion spending plan accompanied with a billion-dollar tax increase.

December 21st, 2015 | Posted in Features, Front Page Stories, Governor, Harrisburg, Top Stories | 10 Comments

10 thoughts on “PA-BGT: Capitol Games”

  1. bobguzzardi says:

    The government shutdown is saving taxpayers millions and millions.

  2. Wolfpack says:

    Deborah brenizer did you happen to notice the Millions these games are costing tax-payers. who do you think will be paying for all the interest on the Millions they have borrowed??? Wolf could have approved parts of the budget but again it is his way or no way. Rich little boy games.

  3. Wolfpack says:

    Tom Corbett + Tom Wolf = both jerks.

  4. Barricks Einwohner says:

    Bring it on Jim Cox, you have been dangling property tax relief in front of the constituents in the 129th for years now along with your former boss in the 128th.You don’t seem to care about much except getting re-elected and keeping your pay increases.

  5. Isaac L. says:

    The Speaker is certainly looking exceptionally haggard these days. Would be nice for his colleagues to give him a much-need rest from his responsibilities.

  6. PoliticsPA Fashion Police says:

    Right, Tim? Ew. And he has the same outfit on in both pictures. Boys – you cant do solid color tie, shirt, and jacket. Got to have a pattern in there somewhere!

  7. Tim says:

    Mike Turzai is a failed speaker. You go to his House web page and there is a young Mike Turzai, but go to his Wikipedia page and the photo there, shows a worn out, haggard looking Tarzai who looks like he’s had it. He has let the animals turn the House of Representatives into “Animal House” and instead of John Belushi, we have Mike Tarzai as Bluto Blutarski. Time to retire on your fat Pennsylvania Pension Pal! [he’s vested at 100% after 10 years, he has 15 years under his belt.

    See…,
    http://www.repturzai.com/bio.aspx

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mike_Turzai

  8. Deborah brenizer says:

    GOVERNER WOLF RAN ON PROPERTY TAX RELIEF AND SCHOOLS BEING FUNDED.PA RESIDENCES VOTED HIM IN BECAUSE THEY WANT THIS. HE CANT GET HIS JOB DONE WITH HOUSE REPUBLICANS THAT ONLY CARE ABOUT THEMSELVES AND NOT THE WELFARE OG THE PEOPLE PROPERTY TAX WOULD BE A GREAT TAX RELIEF 4 HOMEOWNERS. WE NEED THIS AND SCHOOL FUNDING NOW.

  9. Observer says:

    What a smart move by those Reps! Tell me, who needs their PA salary more: Millionaire Tom Wolf, or a couple of Teabag Reps who never had as good a salary as they now make off taxpayers? This will really make the governor sweat…

  10. wolfpack says:

    OK lets face it, Wolf has been in office for almost a year. He has huffed and puffed cant even blow over a seedling all along a house. He has spent a year losing every battle he has entered into. Its high time he hire some non highly dysfunctional, unqualified, Wolfpack misfits. Give Katie credit, she knew to leave a sinking ship. but at least she knew she wasn’t qualified for the job.
    Wolf clearly has appointed all his misfits to the highest offices who cant be trusted to feed a goldfish.
    Sad day in Pennsylvania. You have screwed the unions, agreed to screw the state employees, given away every thing that Democrats have fought for.
    Mr. Wolf fire your misfits, hire qualified people that can tell you the truth and facts. Shame on you for only caring about your pretend kingdom. Please stop announcing “we have a deal” you look like a fool

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