Entries by Fred Gaffney

Will the 2016-17 Budget Process be Any Better?

With the State’s 2015-16 budget finally completed, legislators are well into the 2016-17 process. Will the next budget be passed on time? Get insights from our State delegation and the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry at an upcoming breakfast. Jennifer Reis, Manager of Government Affairs with the PA Chamber, will provide an overview of […]

General Assembly Sends Governor Veto-Proof Fiscal Code Bill

Last week, an overwhelming majority of House and Senate lawmakers sent Gov. Wolf an amended version of the Fiscal Code Bill that provides direction for how certain state funding should be spent. The governor vetoed a previous version of the legislation in March, based on his resistance to provisions relating to school funding distribution, environmental […]

New Kiosks in Danville Showing Results

On March 1st, the Columbia-Montour Visitors Bureau unveiled two new interactive kiosks located in the Danville area. The first kiosk was placed at Geisinger Medical Center in the Atrium Café, which is a heavily trafficked area of the hospital complex.  The other kiosk is located in the lobby of the Pine Barn Inn.  These displays […]

Welcome the Chamber’s Newest Members

More than 600 businesses and organizations belong to the Columbia Montour Chamber to receive benefits and support efforts to strengthen our region. Increased membership allows us to offer additional programs and benefits, have a stronger voice in advocacy, and be involved in more activities and initiatives in our communities. The Chamber welcomes six organizations that […]

Fiscal Code Veto Means Loss of Dollars to Education

From PA Chamber of Business & Industry The 2015-16 PA budget was finalized last week as Gov. Tom Wolf allowed various appropriations bills to become law. Of the number of bills sent to the governor’s desk, only one – the Fiscal Code – was vetoed. The veto reduces by $439 million the amount of money […]