State House Sound Bites

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

Episode 33: Political games

Written by Katie Meyer | Dec 1, 2017 4:15 PM
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This week's episode was recorded live for WITF's morning show, Smart Talk. It's about twice as long as usual, plus features calls from listeners. With the year winding down, lawmakers are still entrenched in talks on a few major bills.

Marc Levy of the Associated Press and the Morning Call's Steve Esack join us in the WITF studio to discuss one of the most controversial ones: a natural gas severance tax currently on the House floor, which may or may not be a purely political ploy with no chance of passing.

We also discuss the contested race for Lieutenant Governor, the legislature's aversion to cutting its own spending, some major redistricting lawsuits, and the congressional races to watch in 2018.

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