UPDATED: Despite Bipartisan Call, Severance Tax Remains Unlikely

Legislators from both chambers and both sides of the aisle gathered today to call for a Marcellus shale severance tax that will fund education.

“With the budget crisis that we are having, it sometimes has the impact of over standing a broader issue that is of equal concern to all of us and every member and every citizen of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania,” noted Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia). “Our schools are not funded the way they need to be and our education system is faltering.”

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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CAMPERS RETURN TO CAPITOL TO CALL FOR MEDICAID EXPANSION

Nine months ago, a group of advocates calling themselves “Faces of Medicaid” camped out at the Capitol outside the office of Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-Philadelphia) to urge Gov. Tom Corbett to adopt Medicaid expansion in its entirety.

Monday, the deadline to sign up for health insurance under the Affordable Care Act, several of the same campers returned to the Capitol with Sen. Hughes to again call on the governor to adopt Medicaid expansion wholesale, as opposed to the Healthy Pennsylvania plan that has been submitted to the US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Monday, March 31, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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