PA eyes participation in US semiquincentennial

PA eyes participation in US semiquincentennial

While the 250th anniversary of the founding of the United States is still over eight years away, the federal government and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are already in the beginning stages of planning how to celebrate the birth of the nation.

Monday, November 6, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Forthcoming legislation would require students to receive mental health checkups

Forthcoming legislation would require students to receive mental health checkups

Legislation forthcoming from Rep. Dan Miller (D-Allegheny) would require students to receive a brain health or mental health checkup by the time they enter their early teenage years that will, at a minimum, screen for depression.

Thursday, November 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
October revenue collections dip, bringing year-to-date number below estimate

October revenue collections dip, bringing year-to-date number below estimate

Despite a robust first quarter in terms of revenue collections, the Independent Fiscal Office reported Wednesday that October revenue collections fell over $59 million over last year’s October numbers.

 

Total collections through October ring in around $9.1 billion.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Following budget’s completion, lawmakers look to solidify coming legislative agenda

Following budget’s completion, lawmakers look to solidify coming legislative agenda

With the governor signing most of the budget-related bills Monday, lawmakers in the General Assembly are turning their attention to solidifying their coming agenda for what they would like to see get done between now and the coming budget in the spring/summer of 2018.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Severance tax legislation will “get its day in court,” House leader says

Severance tax legislation will “get its day in court,” House leader says

Talked about more this budget cycle than in recent memory, a tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas extracts has been a divisive issue for many different camps in the state’s General Assembly.

 

While a number of proposals have been seen as the lead concept that would apply revenue from a severance tax on a more universal statewide basis than under the current impact fee, no stand-alone proposal has progressed as far as Rep. Gene DiGirolamo’s (R-Bucks) House Bill 1401.

Tuesday, October 31, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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