Ortitay's new bill would require legislators to pay back money not earned due to resignation

Ortitay's new bill would require legislators to pay back money not earned due to resignation

Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington) sat down with The PLS Reporter to discuss his bill House Bill 2045. This bill would require legislators to pay back their salary not earned if they resign before the 15th of the month.

Friday, February 16, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Tax reform efforts continue in state House

Tax reform efforts continue in state House

As tax reform efforts remain ongoing in both caucuses of the state House of Representatives, the House Republican Caucus this week continued its push on a top 2018 legislative agenda item: a state tax overhaul and modernization effort.

Thursday, January 18, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Lawmaker floats proposal to lower state’s personal income tax rate

Lawmaker floats proposal to lower state’s personal income tax rate

Hoping to boost the rate of Pennsylvania’s economic growth, Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington) recently floated a proposal to lower the commonwealth’s personal income tax (PIT) rate from 3.07 percent to 2.82 percent.

 

The proposal comes on the heels of recently enacted federal tax reform that sought to cut taxes for the majority of Americans and spur economic growth, but was also projected to grow the national deficit.

Monday, January 8, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
As House Democrats unveil “Plan for PA,” Republicans counter with budget and regulatory reform agenda

As House Democrats unveil “Plan for PA,” Republicans counter with budget and regulatory reform agenda

The House Democratic Caucus this week unveiled what they are calling a “Plan for PA,” a legislative agenda they hope will get action in the coming months as legislators work on action in the interstitial period between the FY 2017-2018 budget and the FY 2018-2019 budget.

 

According to the caucus, the thrust of the four-pronged plan is a focus on solutions for working, middle-class Pennsylvanians that creates jobs, makes taxes fairer, and ensures a quality public education.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
VIDEO: Newer Perspectives with Rep. Jason Ortitay

VIDEO: Newer Perspectives with Rep. Jason Ortitay

Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Allegheny) joined The PLS Reporter for our latest ongoing series: Newer Perspectives, where we sit down with the legislators who are 35 or younger to see what they bring to the legislature and how their views might be different than their more veteran colleagues.

Friday, October 6, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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