Pennsylvania state Rep. Mike Peifer, a member of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency's board, recently expressed support for financial literacy efforts across the state in honor of April, which is recognized as Financial Literacy Month.
February's jobs report for Pittsburgh and the surrounding metro area showed a decrease in unemployment to 5.8 percent for the month, though the decline may be attributed to a shift in the labor force.
State Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-21) said at an April 15 press conference that he plans to introduce legislation to help Pennsylvania companies grow by increasing the capital tax deduction cap to $100,000 from the current $25,000 per year.
Pennsylvania State Sen. Pat Vance (R-Cumberland/York) urged the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission on April 14 to reject a request from Sunoco Pipeline to become an official public utility.
Legislation on April 29 by State Sen. Jim Ferlo (D-Highland Park) would change Pennsylvania's Act 13, which relates to the regulation of oil and gas drilling.