State House Sound Bites

Capitol reporter Katie Meyer covers Pennsylvania politics and issues at the Pennsylvania state capitol.

Episode 12: Do deadlines even matter?

Written by Katie Meyer, Capitol Bureau Chief | Jun 23, 2017 7:29 PM

With five voting days to go until the state budget is due, we still have very few specifics about what it will look like. ABC27's Dennis Owens and Karen Langley of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette join us to recap what we know so far--and to ask whether lawmakers are even trying to meet the deadline.

Plus, the US Senate has released its long-awaited Affordable Care Act replacement. The Better Care Reconciliation Act already has Democrats in Pennsylvania--and around the country--up in arms, including PA's senior US Senator Bob Casey. Casey shed his usual mild demeanor at a rally at the Capitol Friday, calling the bill "obscene," among other things. We discuss how the BCRA could impact Pennsylvanians.

We'll be back next week with more budget analysis, whether it's on time or not. Stay tuned!

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