State Capitol Roundup

Governor to Present Budget Address on Feb. 5

As a first step in the annual budget process, Gov. Tom Corbett will present his proposal for the 2013-14 fiscal year before a joint session of the General Assembly on Feb. 5.  The governor is expected to roll out plans for funding transportation and pension reforms in conjunction with the budget proposal.  Lawmakers will make it a priority to adopt an on-time, fiscally responsible budget for the third consecutive year.  In the weeks following the budget address, both the House and Senate Appropriations committees will hold hearings to closely examine the details of the spending plan.  House hearings begin the week of Feb. 18, with the Department of Revenue and the Independent Fiscal Office among the first to testify.  The budget address will be streamed live on Rep. Kerry Benninghoff’s (R-Centre/Mifflin) website at beginning at 11:30 a.m.

Applications for Turnpike Summer Employment Now Available

Applications for the 2013 Summer Turnpike Program are now available.  The program will run from May 1 to Sept. 30.  Positions will be available to perform toll, maintenance and clerical work.  All applicants must be at least 18 years of age and will be required to offer proof of enrollment in an undergraduate/graduate program for the fall 2013 semester prior to the start of employment.  All applications must be completed online.  When filling out the application, candidates must be sure to select SUMMER WORK under the “user information” tab of the application and SUMMER POSITIONS DESIRED under the “interested positions” tab.  The deadline to submit applications is Friday, March 15.  Both new hires and rehires must complete the application in order to be considered for employment.

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