PA Redistricting Bills Being Considered

State House members have moved a slew of potential redistricting overhaul bills onto the chamber floor. But there's still no consensus about which one to actually pass. A total of six bills to overhaul the way Congressional and Legislative districts are redrawn in Pennsylvania are under consideration in the House. GOP Leader Dave Reed says the most likely one to proceed won Senate approval last week, giving the legislature and Governor significant control over the redistricting process, and including a provision to elect appellate judges by district instead of statewide

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Pennsylvania House Passes Budget

A 32.7-billion dollar state budget for the next fiscal year has won overwhelming approval in the state House. Lawmakers passed a budget blueprint on time last year, but it took several months to agree on a way to pay for it. House leaders say it's a different story this year, with both components of the budget included in this plan. It increases spending by less than 2 percent over the current year and holds the line on taxes. The final House vote was 188 to 10.

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