The Volpe Report with State Rep. Mike Tobash
The last three Pennsylvania budgets were late and became law without the governor's signature. The next budget for the 2018/2019 fiscal year is due in 10 weeks. But will it be finished on time and balanced?
On Sunday, April 22, 2018, on FOX 56, The Volpe Report presents a Republican state legislator who can provide insight into the ongoing budget negotiations and perhaps predict if the budget has any chance of passing and being adopted on time.
Featured guest State Rep. Mike Tobash (R, 125th) has long been a proponent of overhauling the state's welfare system, a step he believes would go far in containing costs while tackling waste, fraud and abuse from within the current system.
Mr. Tobash is a sponsor of House Bill 1659 that would place requirements on people enrolled in the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program), placing mandates on recipients for eligibility, among which are employment, performing community service, participation in a work program or be enrolled as a full-time student at an institution of higher learning.
It's an election year and might not be popular with the Left, but the Bill passed the House Health Committee on Monday. Tune in Sunday as Tobash discusses the key elements of the Bill, where it goes now and the savings expected to be realized from it over time.