A closer look: Gov. Wolf proposes 6.5 percent severance tax in budget proposal

A closer look: Gov. Wolf proposes 6.5 percent severance tax in budget proposal

As part of his $32.3 billion spending plan for FY 2017-2018, Gov. Tom Wolf is counting on nearly $294 million from a 6.5 severance tax on natural gas extracts, less an impact fee credit.

 

What will it look like and how is it being received?

Thursday, February 9, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Allegheny County Delegation votes for the week of February 6

Allegheny County Delegation votes for the week of February 6

The Pennsylvania Senate passed a number of controversial legislation this week, including measures punishing so-called “sanctuary cities,” prohibiting the deduction of union dues to be used for political purposes, and restricting abortions.

The Allegheny County state legislative delegation voting largely along party lines when the bills were considered on the Floor.
Thursday, February 9, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Allegheny County announces new program for low, limited income families

Allegheny County announces new program for low, limited income families

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald was joined Thursday morning by representatives from the Allegheny County Housing Authority (ACHA), Habitat for Humanity of Greater Pittsburgh and the Allegheny County-Habitat Homeownership Initiative to announce a collaborative to provide homeownership opportunities for low and limited income families- a first for the county.  

 

“Homeownership remains one of the most important goals because of the benefits it provides to families and the communities in which they live,” said Fitzgerald. “We want people to invest in their homes, their community and this county and know that, for many, that investment begins as a homeowner.”  

Thursday, February 9, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Freshman Focus: Representative Dawn Keefer (R-York)

Freshman Focus: Representative Dawn Keefer (R-York)

Meet Rep. Dawn Keefer (R-York) of the 92nd district. Find out more about this Pinterest-loving representative, and why she decided to run for office.

Thursday, February 9, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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