LEG REG REVIEW 2014, 12th Issue May 12, 2014

LEG REG REVIEW is a periodic newsletter produced by PHILLIPS ASSOCIATES, a professional lobbying and consultant firm located near the State Capitol.  It contains news on the legislative and regulatory scene in Pennsylvania that may be of interest to the Insurance and Business Communities.  It is a free member benefit for those who are members of the Pennsylvania Association of Health Underwriters (PAHU).  Subscription information may be obtained by contacting PHILLIPS ASSOCIATES at 717/728-1217 FAX 717/232-7005 or e-mail to xenobun@aol.com.  Please email jtrout2792@aol.com supplying both your name and e-mail address if you wish to be removed from or added to this list. BLEAK BUDGET FORCAST PA revenues remain sluggish.  April which is normally a big month in collections proved disappointing.  PA collected $3.4 billion in general revenue which was $328.3 million or 8.8% less than anticipated.  YTD collections were $23.9 billion by April 30 or 1.7% below projections.  This apparently does not take into account a recent court decision that reinstated PA’s share of Tobacco Settlement money.  There are two outcomes: First, Governor Corbett is examining existing budgets to see where savings/cuts can be found so as to balance this year’s budget. Second, June is the month when legislators act … Read More