UPDATED: Mixed reaction follows announcement of Gov. Wolf’s natural gas tax plan

UPDATED: Mixed reaction follows announcement of Gov. Wolf’s natural gas tax plan

Gov. Tom Wolf Wednesday outlined his plan to tax natural gas extracted from Pennsylvania and to devote the proceeds of the revenue to bolster public education funding and offset the environmental impacts of natural gas extraction.

According to Gov. Wolf, the proposal will bring in an estimated $1 billion in revenue in 2017 before exemptions are taken into account and will supplant the current Act 13 impact fee. He did note that municipalities will receive money from the tax.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Corman releases documents in NCAA lawsuit, calling for NCAA to investigate PART II

VIDEO: Corman releases documents in NCAA lawsuit, calling for NCAA to investigate PART II

In a Wednesday morning press conference, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) released more than 4,900 pages of documents from his lawsuit against the NCAA to outline the manipulative tactics used against Penn State University, and called for the NCAA to investigate and hold accountable those involved.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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VIDEO: Corman releases documents in NCAA lawsuit, calling for NCAA to investigate PART I

VIDEO: Corman releases documents in NCAA lawsuit, calling for NCAA to investigate PART I

In a Wednesday morning press conference, Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Centre) released more than 4,900 pages of documents from his lawsuit against the NCAA to outline the manipulative tactics used against Penn State University, and called for the NCAA to investigate and hold accountable those involved. 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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UPDATED: House liquor privatization bill to be considered at the end of February

House leadership sources confirmed Tuesday that the chamber plans to start moving a liquor privatization bill during the last session week of February.

“That’s the plan,” Steve Miskin, spokesperson for the House Speaker and Majority Leader, told The PLS Reporter.

While a bill has not been formally introduced, Miskin said the legislation will likely drop either later Tuesday or on Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Vagueness concerns plague bill banning legislative nonprofits

Though it moved through the House State Government Committee overwhelmingly Tuesday, a bill that would codify a current House rule banning legislative nonprofits sparked concerns from some lawmakers that the language is too vague.

House Bill 14 has been introduced by Rep. Jim Marshall (R-Beaver) as a means to codify the existing internal House rule that prohibits—according to a caucus bill summary—members from creating or maintaining a “nonprofit corporation or other entity whose primary purpose is to receive funds under the General Appropriations Act or another appropriations act at the discretion or by the reason of the influence of a member for the use at the direction or discretion of the member.”

Tuesday, February 10, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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