House committee advances bill to require more student loan term transparency

House committee advances bill to require more student loan term transparency

The House Commerce Committee Monday advanced House Bill 2124, a bill amending the Public School Code to require universities to provide information to students relative to student loans.

Monday, March 12, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Contradictory liquor reforms taking shape as part of budget process

Contradictory liquor reforms taking shape as part of budget process

Two contradictory liquor reforms sought to be included as parts of budget process are taking shape this week.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
House Republicans set out to the high SEAS for budget savings

House Republicans set out to the high SEAS for budget savings

As the three-week stretch of budget hearings is starting to wind down, House Republicans on Wednesday unveiled an initiative that will allow them to hear from state employees instead of the agency heads that have been appearing before the appropriations committees since the end of February.

 

Dubbed “SEAS” for State Employees Achieving Savings, a cadre of House Republicans led by Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) announced the creation of a web portal that will allow state employees to directly contact the House Appropriations Committee with cost-savings ideas they have developed while operating on the front lines of state government.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Easier way to find life insurance policies introduced at press conference

Easier way to find life insurance policies introduced at press conference

Rep. Marguerite Quinn (R-Bucks) joined House Insurance Committee Chairman Tina Pickett (R-Bradford) and Insurance Commissioner Teresa Miller to announce a new service to help residents of the commonwealth find lost life insurance policies and to discuss the benefits.

Those whose family members may have passed and need to find the life insurance policy may go onto the insurance department consumer services bureau's website, fill out a form, and then if a policy is found they will be notified within 90 days.

Monday, October 24, 2016/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tax amnesty program guidelines released

Tax amnesty program guidelines released

Although the amnesty period will not begin until early 2017, the guidelines for the tax amnesty program authorized as part of the revenue package accompanying the FY 2016-2017 budget have been released.

 

Under the guidelines, all known and unknown tax delinquencies that existed prior to December 31, 2015, for taxes owed to the Commonwealth and administered by the Department of Revenue will be eligible for the lessened burden as part of the amnesty program.

Monday, September 12, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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