Senators aim to update state’s alternative energy portfolio with increased requirements, nuclear power

Senators aim to update state’s alternative energy portfolio with increased requirements, nuclear power

A bipartisan group of senators are hoping their respective bills will put Pennsylvania on the path to an alternative energy-powered future by updating the state’s Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards.
 
Senators Art Haywood (D-Montgomery), Tom Killion (R-Delaware) and Steve Santarsiero (D-Bucks) unveiled a bill that would increase the requirement of alternative energy sold in the state under Tier I of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards Act (AEPS) from 8 percent to 30 percent.
Thursday, April 11, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views
Legislators discuss ERPO bills in Delaware County

Legislators discuss ERPO bills in Delaware County

Delaware County officials and advocates joined the sponsors of two bills introduced in Harrisburg aiming to reduce gun violence Friday. Extreme risk protection orders, or ERPOs, serve as ways families and others can have firearms removed from the possession of those considered a threat to themselves or others.

ERPO laws exist in 14 states currently, including four that border Pennsylvania. Across the state, there have been more concerted efforts for protective laws, notably following the horrific shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh last October.
Friday, April 5, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Southeast PA lawmakers aren't backing down on pipelines, despite action on Mariner East project

Southeast PA lawmakers aren't backing down on pipelines, despite action on Mariner East project

Many lawmakers and conservationists breathed a sigh of relief when the Department of Environmental Protection announced last week it would halt permit review on the controversial Mariner East pipeline.

But not Rep. Danielle Friel Otten (D-Chester).

“On the heels of that announcement, I’m watching bulldozers roll into my neighborhood right now,” Friel Otten said. “As I drive through my community, they are ramping up to get started on construction throughout Chester County again.”
Friday, February 15, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Push to expand state's film tax credit reignites debate over the program's value

Push to expand state's film tax credit reignites debate over the program's value

Want to film your movie or TV show in Pennsylvania? Some lawmakers are trying to make it more enticing for film studios to answer that question with a “yes.”

Sen. Tom Killion (R-Delaware) announced a proposal Monday that would almost double the amount of money allocated for the state’s tax credit for film and TV productions. The current cap on the program sits at $65 million but Killion’s bill would see that rise to $125 million.
Thursday, February 7, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
Categories: News and Views
Wolf, advocates celebrate passage of domestic violence restrictions even as many proponents leave legislature

Wolf, advocates celebrate passage of domestic violence restrictions even as many proponents leave legislature

The Pennsylvania General Assembly did the seemingly impossible this session — it passed a bill related to firearms.

"It had the word 'weapon,' it dealt with guns,” Sen. Tom Killion (R-Delaware) said of HB 2060, which Gov. Tom Wolf signed in October. “In Pennsylvania, that's never supposed to happen."
Wednesday, November 14, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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