New legislation would limit life insurance payouts to terrorists’ families, ensure victim compensation

New legislation would limit life insurance payouts to terrorists’ families, ensure victim compensation

Legislation recently introduced by Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Lawrence) seeks to limit the amount of life insurance due to beneficiaries of terrorist policyholders and provide some compensation to victims out of the proceeds of those same life insurance benefits.

Thursday, January 4, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Auditor General to begin audit of Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Auditor General to begin audit of Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Wednesday that his office will soon start an audit of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission.

 

It will be the office’s second look at the commission in the last five years and will cover a period from June 2015 through May 2017 and will assess the performance, procedures, operating and capital budgets, debt and accounts of the Turnpike Commission.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
DEP suspends Mariner East II pipeline project

DEP suspends Mariner East II pipeline project

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Wednesday announced it has suspended Sunoco’s permit to build out the Mariner East II pipeline after repeated violations following the restart of the project in August following a prior temporary suspension.

 

According to the order, issued by DEP on Wednesday, the suspension will last until Sunoco can prove to DEP that it has implemented policies to remedy permit violations.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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State collects $2.8 billion in December General Fund revenues

State collects $2.8 billion in December General Fund revenues

The Pennsylvania Department of Revenue and the Independent Fiscal Office each reported this week that state General Fund revenue collections for the month of December rang in at around $2.8 billion.

 

However, that’s where it appears agreement stops between two of the Commonwealth’s top fiscal forecasters.

Wednesday, January 3, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
General Assembly starts 2018 with fewer faces and minor shakeups as lawmakers seek to focus on non-budgetary priorities

General Assembly starts 2018 with fewer faces and minor shakeups as lawmakers seek to focus on non-budgetary priorities

As the Pennsylvania General Assembly returned to Harrisburg Tuesday to fulfill its Article II, section 4 state constitutional obligation to meet annually at noon on the first Tuesday in January, it did so with fewer faces, one new face, and a call to move beyond the fiscal debates that have weighed down policy progress in Pennsylvania.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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