September 19, 2016

Rep. Reed: Wolf Address Joint Session Next Wednesday, Outlines Fall Issues

Outlining a fall legislative agenda to reporters a short time ago, House Majority Leader David Reed (R-Indiana) said Gov. Wolf will address a joint session of the Senate and House on the opioid crisis next Wednesday.
He said work continues with the Senate and Wolf Administration on bills that can pass this Fall addressing the opioid crisis and added they are continuing to work on pension reform legislation that he also hopes will pass.
Rep. Reed said the $100 million expected from expanded gaming is still needed for the budget and the House is waiting for the Senate to act on a bill the House passed back in July-- House Bill 2150 (Dunbar-R- Westmoreland).
He said the House is also open to changing the e-cigarette tax away from the wholesale tax to something else, if the Senate and the Administration agree.
He noted adding days to the Fall schedule is always a possibility.
(PLS Reporter broadcast the media session live via Periscope.)