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Budget hearings start today in Capitol

Budget hearings get underway in the Capitol today beginning at 10 a.m.

Budget hearings start today in Capitol

Pennsylvania´s capitol building in Harrisburg.
Pennsylvania's capitol building in Harrisburg.

Budget hearings get underway in the Capitol today beginning at 10 a.m.

These hearings are the annual opportunity for agencies and row offices to brief the legislature on their activities and - usually - plead for more money in the new state budget.

The hearings also offer lawmakers in the House and Senate a chance to question agency heads on any subjects of interest to them, which can lead to fireworks.

Check out PCN-TV and House and Senate websites for live streaming schedules.

Here's the schedule this week:

In the House Appropriations Committee

Tuesday 2/19

10:00 am Independent Fiscal Office

 1:00 pm Department of Revenue

3:00 pm Department of General Services

Room 140/Main Capitol

In the Game and Fisheries Committee:

Informational meeting-to receive the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission's Annual Report.

1 pm

Room 60/East Wing

WEDNESDAY 2/20:

 

GAME AND FISHERIES COMMITTEE Informational meeting-to receive the Pennsylvania Game Commission's Annual Report.

9:15 a.m.

Room 60/East Wing

 

APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

 9:30 am Department of Environmental Protection

11:00 am Judiciary Committee

1:30 pm Pennsylvania State Police/Office of Homeland Security

3:00 pm Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency

Room 140/Main Capitol

In the Senate

In the Appropriations Committee:

9:30 am Governor's Office/Governor's Budget Office/Executive Offices

Hearing Room 1/North Office Bldg.

1:00 PM Public Utility Commission

Hearing Room 1/ North Office Bldg.

3:00 pm Independent Fiscal Office - Economic Outlook & Revenue Overview

Hearing Room 1/North Office Bldg.

Wednesday 2/20

9:30 am Treasury Department

Hearing Room 1/North Office Bldg.

11:00 am Attorney General

Hearing Room 1/North Office Bldg.

1:30 pm Auditor General

Hearing Room 1/North Office Bldg.

Thursday, 2/21

9:30 am State Police/Homeland Security

Hearing Room 1/North Office Bldg.

1:00 pm Department of General Services

Hearing Room 1/North Office Bldg.

2:00 pm Department of Insurance

Hearing Room 1/North Office Bldg.

3:00 pm Gaming Control Board

Hearing Room 1/North Office Bldg.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

THURSDAY 2/21:

11:30 AM

APPROPRIATIONS COMMITTEE

BUDGET HEARINGS

11:30 AM Auditor General

2:00 PM Treasury Department

3:30 PM Attorney General

 

 

 

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About this blog

Commonwealth Confidential gives you regularly updated coverage of the state legislature, the governor and the workings of the state bureaucracy. It is written by Angela Couloumbis and Amy Worden in the Inquirer's Harrisburg bureau, based right in the statehouse, and by the newspaper's far-flung campaign reporters.



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