Advocates oppose shale tax, urge Republicans to pass a revenue plan

Advocates oppose shale tax, urge Republicans to pass a revenue plan

On Monday, the House of Representatives returned to session to work on a plan to fund the state budget. Along with session resuming, there were multiple press conferences including one with Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) who joined others to urge lawmakers to oppose a natural gas severance tax to help fund the budget.

At a later press conference people asked representatives to pass a revenue plan and discussed the cuts that are going to be made if the House doesn't get a budget together soon.

Monday, September 11, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Reed: “I don’t think it’s any secret that we’re not supportive of the revenue package the Senate passed over”

Reed: “I don’t think it’s any secret that we’re not supportive of the revenue package the Senate passed over”

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) addressed the Senate-passed revenue plan Thursday afternoon, panning large swaths of the proposal, but pledging to bring a new proposal to the table as soon as consensus in the House is achieved on a plan.

Thursday, August 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf, Sen. Costa give budget update

Gov. Wolf, Sen. Costa give budget update

Gov. Tom Wolf was in Pittsburgh Monday on a “Jobs That Pay” event where, after touring an area business, he provided his thoughts on the ongoing state budget process.

With a plan to fund the 2017-18 state budget halfway to implementation after the Senate passed a $2 billion revenue package late last month, Gov. Wolf said he is hopeful this year’s budget standoff will be over soon.

Monday, August 7, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
VIDEO: Protesters ask Speaker Turzai to return to Harrisburg to finish the budget

VIDEO: Protesters ask Speaker Turzai to return to Harrisburg to finish the budget

On Wednesday, morning a group of protesters gathered outside of Speaker of the House Mike Turzai's office to demand a balanced budget that prioritizes the needs of Pennsylvania’s families.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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As revenue talks drag on, fight over natural gas severance tax heats up

As revenue talks drag on, fight over natural gas severance tax heats up

With budget-related revenue negotiations likely to drag into the third week of their current standoff, the fight over whether a natural gas severance tax should be part of those discussions has continued to heat up.

 

While Republican leaders have been more than recalcitrant in their stance toward bringing up any one of the numerous proposals introduced in either the House or Senate, one can hardly speak to a Democrat or moderate Republican in the Capitol without hearing from one of them about how such a tax—in exchange with the natural gas industry for some regulatory relief—could be a primary solution to end the Commonwealth’s revenue woes.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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