Dominic Pileggi http://wesa.fm en Pileggi Proposes Property Tax Freeze for Senior Citizens http://wesa.fm/post/pileggi-proposes-property-tax-freeze-senior-citizens <p>Multiple pieces of legislation have been introduced to take on the burden of school property taxes.<br /><br />The Senate Finance Committee is holding a public hearing on Tuesday regarding one of the bills, Senate and House Bill 76, which would eliminate school property taxes and replace them with a combination of personal income and sales taxes.<br /><br />Erik Arneson, spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware), said the Independent Fiscal Office plans to address a number of very serious complications with the defeated bill at the hearing.<br /> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:35:59 +0000 Jessica Nath 18127 at http://wesa.fm Lawmakers Say Time Nearly Up For Mulling Medicaid Expansion http://wesa.fm/post/lawmakers-say-time-nearly-mulling-medicaid-expansion <p>Legislative leaders on both sides of the aisle in the state Senate are noting the time is fast approaching to make a final decision about a potential expansion of Medicaid.<br><br>For months, the Corbett administration has insisted that the door is not closed to such a move.<br><br>Senate Republican Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi - not exactly a public cheerleader for the move - said last week the governor needs to decide soon whether he'll allow hundreds of thousands more Pennsylvanians to enroll in the program.<br> Mon, 13 May 2013 10:30:03 +0000 Mary Wilson 9421 at http://wesa.fm Corbett Hesitant to Rank Legislative To-Do List http://wesa.fm/post/corbett-hesitant-rank-legislative-do-list <p>Gov. Tom Corbett is reluctant to pull any legislative issue from the very top of his crowded agenda.<br><br>But other legislative leaders appear more than happy to do it for him.<br><br>The governor has said he wants four things done before lawmakers leave for their summer recess: a budget, liquor privatization, a transportation funding package and an approved overhaul of the state’s two pension plans and the debt that comes with them. &nbsp;<br><br>Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi said the pension issue, however, is looking too complex and controversial to tackle by July.<br> Fri, 10 May 2013 19:57:52 +0000 Mary Wilson & WESA Staff 9345 at http://wesa.fm