On The Hill: Budget and Issues Update

On The Hill: Budget and Issues Update

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 11 am to 11:45 am

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Event Description

The state’s Independent Fiscal Office is projecting a surplus of more than $800 million to close out the current fiscal year, and the governor and legislative leaders appear to be in agreement that additional revenues should go toward the Rainy Day Fund to help the state withstand any future economic downturns.  With seemingly bipartisan consensus on this front, could Pennsylvania have an on-time or early budget agreement this year? Or, will the partisan disagreements on issues like the minimum wage or targeted taxes on the natural gas industry derail these efforts?

Join the PA Chamber’s Government Affairs team for an in-depth overview on the status of the Commonwealth’s 2019-20 fiscal year spending plan and the impact for businesses across the Commonwealth, plus an update on other policy issues including taxes; labor and employment; energy and environmental; and regulatory reform. You will also have the opportunity to share your feedback and ask our Government Affairs team about the legislative issues impacting your business!

This is a free, exclusive webinar for PA Chamber members!

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About The Speaker



Alex Halper joined the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry's Government Affairs team in 2011. Halper serves as a lobbyist for issues including labor/employment policy, education, workforce development, local tax policy, international trade and immigration. He serves on the Pennsylvania Minimum Wage Advisory Board, Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Advisory Council and the Governing Board of the Pennsylvania Compensation Rating Bureau. Prior to joining the PA Chamber, Halper served as a legislative assistant in Washington, D.C. to former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter. In this capacity, he worked on numerous areas of public policy, including transportation and infrastructure, homeland security and appropriations. Originally from Allentown, Halper graduated from the George Washington University in 2006 with a bachelor's degree in Political Science.




Kevin Sunday joined the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry's Government Affairs team in 2014 as manager of Government Affairs. He was promoted to director in 2016. Sunday serves as a lobbyist for energy and environmental issues, including legislation and policy matters relating to air, waste, water, land use, natural resources, power generation and transmission. Prior to joining the PA Chamber, Sunday held a senior role at a Harrisburg-based public relations and issue advocacy firm. Before that, he served as deputy press secretary for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection.




Jennifer Reis joined the Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry’s Government Affairs team in 2012 as manager of Government Affairs. Reis' primary responsibilities include managing ChamberPAC, the political arm of the PA Chamber; working with local chambers of commerce to help develop and strengthen their advocacy programs; organizing Government Affairs events; and lobbying on general business issues. Prior to joining the PA Chamber, Reis served as manager of Practice Advocacy and Government Affairs for the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians. Prior to that, she was director of Community Outreach for the Pennsylvania Alliance to Control Tobacco – American Lung Association. Reis graduated from Shippensburg University with a B.A. in Communications/Journalism. She serves on the board of directors for the PA Association of Chamber Professionals and is an active member of the Women in PA Government Relations and the Women’s Leadership Network for the United Way of the Capital Region.