House Finance Committee cancels Monday vote on severance tax proposal

House Finance Committee cancels Monday vote on severance tax proposal

While the House Finance Committee had sunshined a Monday vote on a severance tax proposal that would have imposed a 3.2 percent severance tax on natural gas extracts on top of the already-existing local impact fee, the meeting was abruptly cancelled on Friday.

Friday, October 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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As latest revenue deal breaks down, Gov. Wolf steps in to manage state finances

As latest revenue deal breaks down, Gov. Wolf steps in to manage state finances

As the latest attempts by the state General Assembly to reach agreement on budget-balancing revenue broke down Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf announced he is stepping in to balance the Commonwealth’s books.

Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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End-run effort to get severance tax bill to House Floor flounders for second day

End-run effort to get severance tax bill to House Floor flounders for second day

While the hopes were dimmed after a dashed effort on Tuesday, an attempt to circumvent the committee process by forcing a natural gas severance tax proposal onto the Floor was put off once again during Wednesday’s brief House session.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Lawmakers continue incremental progress toward revenue agreement

Lawmakers continue incremental progress toward revenue agreement

State lawmakers continued working toward a budget-balancing revenue agreement on Tuesday, but any progress made was incremental, if at all.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Advocates oppose shale tax, urge Republicans to pass a revenue plan

Advocates oppose shale tax, urge Republicans to pass a revenue plan

On Monday, the House of Representatives returned to session to work on a plan to fund the state budget. Along with session resuming, there were multiple press conferences including one with Rep. Jim Christiana (R-Beaver) who joined others to urge lawmakers to oppose a natural gas severance tax to help fund the budget.

At a later press conference people asked representatives to pass a revenue plan and discussed the cuts that are going to be made if the House doesn't get a budget together soon.

Monday, September 11, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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