Climate activists pressure lawmakers on severance tax support

Climate activists pressure lawmakers on severance tax support

Does support for Gov. Tom Wolf’s $4.5 billion severance tax-funded infrastructure plan equate to support for natural gas production? Some climate activists believe it does and are pressuring state lawmakers to rescind their support for Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania initiative.

 

Activists from the Better Path Coalition — a network of approximately 30 environmentally-focused organizations — have been targeting co-sponsors of Wolf’s plan on social media in an effort to get them to remove their name from the legislation.

Thursday, July 11, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Democrats considering discharge resolution to move ‘Restore Pennsylvania’ bill past committee

Democrats considering discharge resolution to move ‘Restore Pennsylvania’ bill past committee

Just days after lawmakers unveiled legislation mirroring Gov. Tom Wolf’s Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure plan, House Democrats are eyeing a workaround that could push the bill onto the House floor without a committee vote.

 

Following an informational hearing Monday on the Restore Pennsylvania legislation, House Democrats suggested they may file a discharge resolution on the floor that would allow the legislation to bypass the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee.

Monday, June 10, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Residents wary of PWSA rate increases even with promised investments

Residents wary of PWSA rate increases even with promised investments

The Pennsylvania Utility Commission held a public hearing to gauge residents' feelings on the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority’s proposed raise to residential rates Tuesday.

The suggested increase for 2019 is 17.1 percent, which the authority says will fund $74 million in infrastructure improvements and provide $163 million for maintenance and operations.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
Senate hearing on Act 89 progress highlights changing nature of transportation

Senate hearing on Act 89 progress highlights changing nature of transportation

Bike lanes, automated vehicles, smart signals.

Those are just a few integral components of a modern, forward-looking transportation network that didn’t exist when many of the people now managing the state’s highways and byways first started out.

Transportation experts, state officials and industry representatives last week relayed to state lawmakers at a public hearing in Allegheny County just how much has changed since Act 89 allocated $2.4 billion to PennDOT’s coffers for infrastructure repairs in 2013.

Thursday, July 26, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views

Tweets of the Week - May 21, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, May 25, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
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