Constitutionality of Philadelphia's soda tax debated before Commonwealth Court in Pittsburgh

Constitutionality of Philadelphia's soda tax debated before Commonwealth Court in Pittsburgh

Commonwealth Court heard arguments over Philadelphia’s 1.5 cents per ounce tax on sweetened beverages in Pittsburgh on Wednesday, a city ordinance that became effective January 1. 

The American Beverage Association, The Pennsylvania Food Merchants Association, along with several Philadelphia businesses and consumers filed suit against the tax to in September, stating that it is in violation of the state constitution. 

A Philadelphia Common Pleas Court judge rejected their arguments and dismissed their case, resulting in the immediate appeal heard by a full panel Commonwealth Court Wednesday. 

Wednesday, April 5, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Rep. Stephens goes into depth about HB 741

Rep. Stephens goes into depth about HB 741

The PLS Reporter was joined by Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) where he opened up about House Bill 741, which would reimpose mandatory minimum sentences for certain crimes.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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Opposition to House GOP-crafted budget grows

Opposition to House GOP-crafted budget grows

Voices both inside and outside of the Capitol are starting to express their concerns about the potential negative impact of the House GOP-passed budget plan that was sent to the Senate after a largely party-line vote Tuesday afternoon.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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