House Dem. Policy Committee debates municipal state police fee in Pittsburgh

The House Democratic Policy Committee met in Pittsburgh Monday afternoon to examine a proposal that would charge a state police fee for municipalities without a local police force. 

The hearing focused on a recent Legislative Budget and Finance Committee review of the Motor License Fund and its support of the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP). Per the state constitution, a provision states that funding provided to the PSP from the Motor License Fund must relate to highway safety. 

Tuesday, March 28, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
With lessons learned, bipartisan group of legislators hopes for VGT bill success

With lessons learned, bipartisan group of legislators hopes for VGT bill success

A bipartisan, bicameral group of legislators Monday introduced legislation that would legalize and tax the operation of video gaming terminals (VGTs) in Pennsylvania.

 

Under the legislation, VGTs—which host slot-machine-like games—would be allowed to be played in and hosted by establishments that possess a valid Pennsylvania liquor license as well as truck stops and off track betting sites. Current estimates place the number of potentially eligible entities at around 12,000.

Monday, March 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
REAL ID Act compliance effort continues to advance in PA Senate

REAL ID Act compliance effort continues to advance in PA Senate

Legislation introduced by Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) that would begin the process of Pennsylvania complying with the federal REAL ID Act continued its advance Monday.

 

Passed in 2005, the federal REAL ID Act requires states to adopt specific, nationwide standards for state-issued driver’s licenses and ID cards in order to strengthen immigration enforcement and boost homeland security.

Monday, March 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Monday's press conferences introduced a new phone application and a new gaming expansion proposal

Monday's press conferences introduced a new phone application and a new gaming expansion proposal

There were two press conferences at the Capitol Monday, starting off with the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, Attorney General Josh Shapiro, and others introducing a new phone application that is made to help victims of crime in the Commonwealth. 

At a later press conference legislators introduced a new bipartisan gaming expansion proposal.

Monday, March 27, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
PlanCon Advisory Committee hears program recommendations from Western PA schools

PlanCon Advisory Committee hears program recommendations from Western PA schools

State legislators and school officials met at O’Block Jr. High School in the Plum Borough School District Friday to continue a series of eight statewide hearings on PlanCon- a program which aims to reimburse school districts for construction costs. 

The Pennsylvania Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction (PlanCon) Advisory Committee, consisting of both House and Senate Appropriation Chairs, Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, and other education stakeholders, are tasked with issuing recommendations for changes to the program by mid-May. 

Monday, March 27, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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