Lawmakers begin process of examining gaming expansion proposals, fix to local share assessment

Lawmakers begin process of examining gaming expansion proposals, fix to local share assessment

The House and Senate committees responsible for oversight of gaming-related legislation began the process Tuesday of examining much-discussed proposals to expand gaming in Pennsylvania and also fix the local share assessment paid by brick-and-mortar casinos to host municipalities that the Pennsylvania Supreme Court found unconstitutional last year.

 

Tuesday’s joint hearing kicks off the start of considering comprehensive changes to Pennsylvania’s Gaming Act that are under significant time constraints.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 33: Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny)

Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) joins the podcast this week to talk about Senate Democratic priorities for this session, the coming budget, gaming expansion, and more!

Friday, February 3, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
PA casinos report record revenue

PA casinos report record revenue

In recently compiled numbers, the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board reported this week that Pennsylvania’s casinos saw another record-breaking revenue year in 2016.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Additional options put on revenue negotiating table

Additional options put on revenue negotiating table

After a late-week scrap over which sources of revenue to fill the roughly $1.3 billion budget hole have legislative support, caucus leaders returned from the July Fourth holiday Tuesday to once again sit down at the negotiating table, this time bringing additional options for how to fully fund the $31.6 billion spending plan sent to the governor’s desk last week.

 

The leading proposal to emerge from a meeting of the four legislative caucus leaders Tuesday morning was one to include a $300 million loan from the State Workers’ Insurance Fund (SWIF) to replace revenue that could’ve been raised from the reimplementation of a now-controversial Gross Receipts Tax on natural gas.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
With 10 days until the deadline, big budget questions still need answers

With 10 days until the deadline, big budget questions still need answers

The Capitol Kumbaya might have gotten a bit of a reality check Monday as reticence behind big questions still to be answered for a final budget product has begun to manifest with just about ten days to go before the start of the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

Still remaining to be answered are primary concerns of what the final spend number will look like and what revenue sources—and how much revenue—will be used to get lawmakers to the required balanced budget.

Monday, June 20, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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