Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) discusses legalization of VGTs in bars and taverns

Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) discusses legalization of VGTs in bars and taverns

Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) joined The PLS Reporter to discuss his thoughts on legalizing video gaming terminals (VGTs) in bars and taverns.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
With lessons learned, bipartisan group of legislators hopes for VGT bill success

With lessons learned, bipartisan group of legislators hopes for VGT bill success

A bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators Monday introduced legislation that would legalize and tax the operation of video gaming terminals (VGTs) in Pennsylvania.

 

Under the legislation, VGTs—which host slot-machine-like games—would be allowed to be played in and hosted by establishments that possess a valid Pennsylvania liquor license as well as truck stops and off track betting sites. Current estimates place the number of potentially eligible entities at around 12,000.

Monday, March 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Allegheny County delegation discusses top priorities for upcoming legislative session

As the 2015-16 legislative session comes to a close, members of Allegheny County's state legislative delegation are looking ahead to next session and their top legislative priorities for the region.

At the top of that list is resolving the local share tax portion of state gaming legislation that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court dubbed unconstitutional in September. Without this portion of the law, Pittsburgh and the county would stand to lose an annual $10 million contribution from its casino. 
Monday, November 21, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

House Finance Committee looks to increase funds for the Neighborhood Assistance Program

The House Finance Committee met in Pittsburgh Thursday to discuss the Neighborhood Assistance Program (NAP) and legislation to increase funds allocated to the program.

The goal of the NAP is to improve the lives of low-income people in distressed neighborhoods through partnerships between community-based organizations and the business and corporate community.

“As we’ve experienced an increase in need for the program, the demand and competitiveness for projects that could benefit from it are that much higher, placing an increased burden on how much the program can meet the need," said Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-Allegheny/Brookline), the sponsor of SB 243, one piece of legislation that would increase the allocation for the NAP from the current $18 million to $25 million.

Thursday, August 25, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
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