House Finance Committee cancels Monday vote on severance tax proposal

House Finance Committee cancels Monday vote on severance tax proposal

While the House Finance Committee had sunshined a Monday vote on a severance tax proposal that would have imposed a 3.2 percent severance tax on natural gas extracts on top of the already-existing local impact fee, the meeting was abruptly cancelled on Friday.

Friday, October 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Treasurer Torsella extends $700 million short-term line of credit to the General Fund

Treasurer Torsella extends $700 million short-term line of credit to the General Fund

State Treasurer Joe Torsella announced Thursday afternoon that he has extended the General Fund a $700 million short-term line of credit to help deal with immediate cash-flow concerns.

Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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DePasquale riffs on budget morass

DePasquale riffs on budget morass

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Thursday offered takes related to the current state budget situation, noting those in charge of figuring out how to balance and manage state finances are not facing “a lot of ideal decisions.”

Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf nominates four acting cabinet heads to permanent posts

Gov. Wolf nominates four acting cabinet heads to permanent posts

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that he has nominated the acting heads of the Departments of Health, Human Services, and Drug and Alcohol Programs as well as the Acting Insurance Commissioner to permanently lead the posts they currently hold.

Thursday, October 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA Secretary of State Cortes resigns

PA Secretary of State Cortes resigns

According to the governor’s office Wednesday, Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes has resigned.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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