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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Legislature sends Gov. Wolf $31.99 billion spending plan as revenue discussions heat up

Legislature sends Gov. Wolf $31.99 billion spending plan as revenue discussions heat up

After a day of debate in the Pennsylvania General Assembly, legislators in both chambers voted to send a $31.99 billion FY 2017-2018 spending plan to Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday.

Friday, June 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Rep. Christiana discusses paid maternity leave proposal

Rep. Christiana discusses paid maternity leave proposal

Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) sat down with The PLS Reporter to discuss his proposal which would allow House staffers twelve weeks of paid maternity leave.

Thursday, April 20, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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House Speaker supports paid maternity leave for House employees

House Speaker supports paid maternity leave for House employees

After a review of the benefits for employees of the House of Representatives, Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) issued a statement earlier this week noting his support for providing House employees with twelve weeks of paid maternity leave.

 

"After conducting an extensive review of our benefit policies, as well as those offered by other employers in both the private and public sector, I support instituting a paid maternity leave policy for House employees," he said.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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School choice expansion sought at state, national level

School choice expansion sought at state, national level

The movement for increased school choice gained some traction in recent days as a bipartisan group of legislators, including Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), introduced legislation to expand the EITC/OSTC tax credit programs

 

These programs allow businesses to take a tax deduction for donating scholarship funds for low-and-middle-income students and/or providing funds for innovative programs within schools.

Monday, January 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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