Proposed hotel tax increase could hurt chances of Pittsburgh's proposed Sports Commission

Proposed hotel tax increase could hurt chances of Pittsburgh's proposed Sports Commission

The latest effort by lawmakers in Harrisburg to balance this year’s state budget via a five percent hotel tax increase could hurt the chances of a long-sought after Pittsburgh Sports Commission, said Pittsburgh officials Wednesday.

The Pittsburgh Sports Commission is part of an economic development strategy between VisitPittsburgh, the city’s official tourism promotion agency, the Sports Exhibition Authority, with support from the Peduto administration and City Council to recruit major sporting events to the city.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Supporters of Pennsylvania's Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign call for 100 percent clean energy

Supporters of Pennsylvania's Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign call for 100 percent clean energy

On Wednesday morning, members of the Evangelical Environmental Network's Pro-Life Clean Energy Campaign held a press event in the Capitol to talk about the threats that oil and gas in Pennsylvania pose to children. 

Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
House set to consider revenue bill led by hotel, fireworks taxes

House set to consider revenue bill led by hotel, fireworks taxes

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday took the step of putting into place for a final vote in that chamber a linchpin revenue bill that has been seen as the largest log in the jam of the state’s most recent budget impasse.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Rep. Ellis and Rep. Driscoll introduce legislation to protect Pennsylvania consumers

VIDEO: Rep. Ellis and Rep. Driscoll introduce legislation to protect Pennsylvania consumers

Rep. Brian Ellis (R-Butler) held a press conference Tuesday morning where he and Rep. Mike Driscoll (D-Philadelphia) announced two pieces of legislation that would help protect Pennsylvania consumers in instances where their identities have been stolen.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Advocates hold press conference for recovery, wellness and mental health awareness

Advocates hold press conference for recovery, wellness and mental health awareness

On Tuesday morning, advocates gathered in the Capitol to hold a press conference for recovery, wellness, and mental health awareness and to tell their stories. 

Tuesday, October 3, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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