Legislators focus on severance tax and Pennsylvania's economic climate during IFO budget hearing

Legislators focus on severance tax and Pennsylvania's economic climate during IFO budget hearing

The House Appropriations Committee focused primarily on how to improve the economy and the impacts of Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed severance tax on natural gas at the Independent Fiscal Office budget hearing Tuesday morning.


Legislators allowed IFO representatives to testify to discuss the implications of Gov. Wolf’s proposed budget and give an overall economic outlook.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh council passes entrepreneur loan program, rejects tax code contract

Pittsburgh council passes entrepreneur loan program, rejects tax code contract

Pittsburgh City Council finished off some business Tuesday, passing a bill originally introduced by Councilman Corey O’Connor (District 5) to provide seed funding to entrepreneurs as well as rejecting a bill to hire an outside law firm to look over the city’s tax code. 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Rep. Baker resigns from House effective February 19

Rep. Baker resigns from House effective February 19

Rep. Matt Baker (R-Tioga)—who already announced he would not be seeking reelection—submitted his resignation from the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Monday in order to take a position with the federal government.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues remedial congressional map

Pennsylvania Supreme Court issues remedial congressional map

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court Monday issued a remedial congressional map in accordance with the deadline set out in their January 22, 2018, order finding the 2011 congressional map unconstitutional.

 

The map, developed using the evidentiary record developed at the Commonwealth Court level and the maps submitted by parties to the League of Women Voters case; intervenors; and amici, was endorsed by four of the seven state supreme court judges and made with the assistance of special master Nathan Persily, a Stanford Law School professor used by other states in the drawing of legislative maps.

Monday, February 19, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Tweets of the Week - February 12, 2018

Check out the week as described in Tweets from Pennsylvania's top news makers, lawmakers, and influencers.
Friday, February 16, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
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