Pennsylvania House Speaker Sam Smith is calling the chamber back to session early next week to consider an element of the budget package that's been held up over a payday lending provision.
Smith's office said Wednesday the 203-member House will return from its summer break Monday afternoon.
The Senate adjourned last week after stripping out a provision that suggested Republican leaders in both chambers favored legalization of the high-interest payday loans. The bill, known as the fiscal code, directs spending of hundreds of millions of dollars in public money.
Governor Tom Corbett asked legislative leaders to pass the bill as soon as possible, and his budget secretary warned a fiscal code stalemate could have negative effects on state government.
Monday March 10th
Dr. Gabe Mirkin
Dr. Gabe Mirkin on Fitness & Health Facebook page
Dr. Mirkin on Twitter
Tuesday March 11th
Wednesday March 12th
Master Gardener Tom Ford
Leather Lounge Chair
love seat-type, made for 2,
has two seperate sections,
white, 2 years old, from a non-pet,
non-smoking home - $200
Sara, Altoona 381-8008
Nintendo Wii U
new in box, latest edition - $275
Wednesday March 5th
Central Blair Recreation and Park Commission
Fundraising Talent Bank
Deadline for applications March 10th
Alto Model Train Museum Association Scalefest
Sunday March 9th 9am to 2pm