PNA Calendar of Events

Reporters’ Series: Peek at proposed state budget

  • Date: Jan 29, 2014 - Jan 29, 2014
  • Address: Teleconference - Phone In
  • Contact: Kathleen Landis
  • Email: KathleenL@pa-news.org
  • Phone: 717-703-3012

Governor Corbett will unveil his proposed 2014-15 state budget on Feb. 4. for the fiscal year beginning July 1.  While a $1.4 billion deficit has been projected by the Office of the Budget, state agencies, lawmakers, lobbyists and others will have several months to review the specifics before a budget is signed into law next summer.

In advance of Gov. Corbett’s speech, we’ll take a look at what to expect in the budget while getting a behind-the-scenes perspective on the pressures and logistics of the budget process.  Where will the biggest battles, concessions and amendments be in the coming months? Possible losers and winners? Former Lieutenant Governor Mark Singel offers his insights and projections into what the budget will look like.

Teleconference is scheduled to begin promptly at 12 noon.  Cost: $10 per phone line for PNA members.  $20 for non-members.  To register, email Kathleen Landis or phone her at 717-703-3012.

Presenter: Mark Singel, President, The Winter Group
Mark Singel has been a contract lobbyist and a consultant since 1995.  From 1987 through 1995, Singel was Lieutenant Governor and, for a period of time, Acting Governor of the Commonwealth.  The Winter Group is one of the most effective government relations firms in the state.  By maintaining strong personal and political ties with key members of the House and Senate as well as leaders at all levels, Singel and his colleagues are Harrisburg "insiders".

This is another in a series of sessions being made available through the PNA Foundation’s Reporters’ Series.  The Reporters’ Series is meant to provide an educational, non-partisan forum for in-depth exploration of important and timely policy issues impacting the Commonwealth. Through these inexpensive and convenient teleconference sessions, you can simply phone in and listen to experts explain the particulars of a policy topic or pending legislation.  Straight facts that will help you better understand and cover an issue and its effect on your community and readers.

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