Work on Property Tax Reform Bill Continues in Senate with June Committee Vote Anticipated

Following the April 30 Senate Finance Committee hearing on a comprehensive amendment to Senate Bill 76, the Property Tax Elimination Act, we reported work on the part of the bill’s sponsors remains to answer a number of questions raised during the hearing.

Today, The PLS Reporter spoke to sources on where the issue stands before the General Assembly returns to session in June.

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Capitol Quick Hits for 5.27.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 5.27.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today: 

  • Rock the Capital and the Pennsylvania Accountability Project, along with other groups, held a press conference in the Capitol Main Rotunda calling on the General Assembly and Gov. Tom Corbett to enact legislation banning all gifts and gratuities for all branches of state government. 
Tuesday, May 27, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Capitol Quick Hits for 5.22.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today. 

  • The Emergency Health Services Federation (FHSF) held a press conference today in the Main Capitol Rotunda to honor the achievement of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers with 25 years of service. 
  • The Pennsylvania Blueprint Communities revitalization initiative inducted six new community teams in the Main Capitol Rotunda. During the ceremony, newly assembled teams of civic leaders heard program organizers explain how they will be able to develop strong local leadership, engage local residents and businesses, and attract investments to build healthier, sustainable communities. 
Thursday, May 22, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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2014 Primary Election Wrap

Want the need-to-know results from yesterday's Primary Election? The PLS Reporter has you covered with an overview of the results HERE.

Wednesday, May 21, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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PA's Ban on Same-Sex Marriage Found Unconstitutional

US District Court Judge John Jones issued an opinion Tuesday in the case of Whitewood v. Wolf, a case challenging the constitutionality of Pennsylvania's Defense of Marriage Act, which prohibits the legal recognition of same-sex marriages in Pennsylvania.

In the opinion, Judge Jones found the law unconstitutional and permanently enjoined the enforcement of the law.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
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