Auditor General: More oversight needed of Game Commission finances

Auditor General: More oversight needed of Game Commission finances

The state Game Commission lacks basic oversight of money paid out by oil and natural gas companies leasing game lands, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said Thursday, as he announced the results of a three-year review of the agency’s finances.

DePasquale called on the commission to tighten how it reviews payments from oil and natural gas companies, noting that it does not verify royalty payments to ensure the correct amount is being collected. There also were a series of delinquent payments, which resulted in “significant” amounts of interest owed.
Thursday, May 30, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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Senate Republicans prepare ‘no-tax’ response to Wolf’s infrastructure plan

Senate Republicans prepare ‘no-tax’ response to Wolf’s infrastructure plan

As Gov. Tom Wolf continues touring the state to pitch the possibilities of his Restore Pennsylvania infrastructure plan, Senate Republicans are readying a similar plan that looks to address many of the same issues without a tax on natural gas extraction. 

Instead, Senators Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington) and Pat Stefano (R-Fayette) want to remove Wolf’s 2015 moratorium on natural gas drilling on state forest land, which would allow the state to lease the land to drilling companies, resulting in new revenue. 
Thursday, May 30, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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Freshman Focus: Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell

Freshman Focus: Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell

Meet Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell (D-Philadelphia). She has been coming to Harrisburg for many years to fight for more and better opportunities for the people of Pennsylvania, hoping that more opportunities would result in less gun violence. 

Find out about what she hopes to work on now that she is in office and what she likes to do when she is not at work. 

Thursday, May 30, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
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