Capitol Quick Hits for 5.1.14

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

  • The Department of Pennsylvania Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) of the United States and Ladies Auxiliary hosted its annual Loyalty Day program in the Main Rotunda.
  • Gov. Tom Corbett officially kicked-off Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month by attending a multi-agency celebration in the Keystone Building Atrium. “Every aspect of American life- from business and science to art and literature to entertainment and sports- has been enriched by the arrival of new citizens from Asia and the Pacific Islands, and the generations of Asians and Pacific Island Americans born here,” said Corbett. 
Thursday, May 1, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Capitol Quick Hits 4.30.14

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

  • Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) held a news conference to unveil his budget proposal alternative.
  • Rep. Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) held an event to unveil a new documentary featuring victims of child abuse.

 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Questions About Property Tax Elimination Bill Remain Despite Comprehensive Amendment

Questions About Property Tax Elimination Bill Remain Despite Comprehensive Amendment

A Senate Finance Committee hearing on a comprehensive amendment to a bill that would eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania meted out one certainty: more questions about the proposal remain.

Sitting in front of the committee to explain the amendment to Senate Bill 76 was Senators Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill) and Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon), the main sponsors of the legislation.

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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VIDEO: Argall Hopes To Eliminate School District Property Tax

VIDEO: Argall Hopes To Eliminate School District Property Tax

After today's Senate Finance Committee Hearing, Sen. David Argall (R-Schuylkill) talked with The PLS Reporter about SB 76 - The Property Tax Independence Act - and an amendment to the bill being proposed in committee. 

Wednesday, April 30, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Despite $650 Million in Innovation Savings, April Revenue Collections Dim Budget Picture

Gov. Tom Corbett and several cabinet secretaries today announced nearly $650 million in savings from innovation in the three years since the administration took office.

“Today’s state government is much leaner and much more efficient,” said Secretary of Administration Kelly Powell Logan.

Following the event, however, questions from the media concerning worse-than-projected April revenue figures faced the governor.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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