Rep. Rabb to re-introduce clean energy transition legislation

Rep. Rabb to re-introduce clean energy transition legislation

Rep. Chris Rabb (D-Philadelphia) plans to introduce legislation creating the framework for Pennsylvania to transition to renewable energy by 2050.

Rabb authored a co-sponsorship memo in January to establish a three-pronged approach. He introduced similar legislation last session in response to increased concerns on climate change.
Thursday, May 2, 2019/Author: Marco Cerino
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Democrats preparing new ‘Fair Share Tax Plan’ that would reform personal income tax

Democrats preparing new ‘Fair Share Tax Plan’ that would reform personal income tax

Pennsylvania Democrats are planning to unveil a tax reform proposal that would cut taxes for a majority of Pennsylvanians and raise over $2 billion in new revenue, all while working around the state constitution’s uniformity clause that prohibits progressive income taxes on state residents.

The proposal, called the “Fair Share Tax Plan,” would split the state’s personal income tax into two parts — a tax on wages and tips and a tax on wealth. House Democrats introducing the proposal want to reduce the personal income tax on wages and tips from 3.07 percent to 2.8 percent and increase the personal income tax on wealth — which includes money from interest, dividends, net income, capital gains, royalties, winnings and more — from 3.07 percent to 6.5 percent. 
Thursday, May 2, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Pittsburgh City Controller releases Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Pittsburgh City Controller releases Comprehensive Annual Financial Report

Due to fluctuations in the stock market and purchases made, the City of Pittsburgh has had a complex year financially. However, despite some losses, Pittsburgh Controller Michael Lamb reported during his release of the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report that the city is in good shape, fiscally speaking.

According to the report, Pittsburgh ended 2018 with $3.3 million in its general fund surplus. This is a decrease from 2017 surplus.  During the Wednesday announcement Lamb attributed this in part to the $26 million the city transferred from the general fund to pay for capital projects. Despite the lower surplus, Lamb maintained that the city having a surplus was a sign of the city’s good position. 
Thursday, May 2, 2019/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
3 under 3!

3 under 3!

Check out this week's 3 under 3! 

Both chambers were back in session this week, which meant a busy week at the Capitol. From Republican lawmakers announcing more-than-expected tax revenue, to two former death row inmates joining legislators calling for an end to death row in Pennsylvania, all the way to the House passing regulatory reform legislation. 

Thursday, May 2, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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