Senators agree to review casino owners’ proposals

Senators agree to review casino owners’ proposals

Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland) and Sen. Sean Wiley (D-Erie), chairmen of the Senate Community, Economic, and Recreational Development Committee, responded Tuesday to a letter sent by ten Pennsylvania casino owners requesting the General Assembly consider certain proposals to help the industry remain competitive.

In a March 17, 2015, letter, the owners of Pennsylvania’s six Category 1 casino license holders and four Category 2 casino license holders called on the legislature to enact proposals that would, among other things, eliminate minimum staffing requirements, allow for 24-hour alcohol service, expedite slot machine placement, and provide for reinvestment tax credits.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senators consider future of the gaming industry

Senators consider future of the gaming industry

Internet gaming was just a few of the ideas brought up by senators Thursday as the chamber started the final day of its first week of budget hearings with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

This has not been the first time expanding gaming into an online market has been floated in Pennsylvania’s General Assembly.

Thursday, March 19, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Increased municipal law enforcement role concerning for State Police

Increased municipal law enforcement role concerning for State Police

A long running concern among those in law enforcement and municipal policing circles was reintroduced at Wednesday’s Senate Appropriations Committee budget hearing with the Pennsylvania State Police when they were asked how they are suited to take on additional municipal policing duties for localities choosing to give up local law enforcement.

The Pennsylvania State Police acts as law enforcement of last resort for all of Pennsylvania.

“Twenty-five small agencies dissolved last year requiring the State Police to take on those responsibilities,” said Acting State Police Commissioner Col. Marcus Brown. 

Wednesday, March 18, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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