The Allegheny Institute for Public Policy recently said that taxpayers hoping to see the end of school taxes due to the use of state gaming funds on homestead and farmstead exemptions for schools will likely be disappointed.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives recently passed legislation introduced by State Rep. Chris Ross (R-158) that would slash fees for cashing government checks and establish a timeframe for consumer loan contracts.
Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Lou Barletta (R-PA) expressed concern on June 5 regarding a May announcement by FEMA of a new policy that bans hydraulic fracturing on real estate purchased with the agency's mitigation funds.
Local governments in the 25th senatorial district of Pennsylvania will receive more than $24 million in Marcellus Shale impact fee revenue, according to a recent announcement from the district's State Sen. Joe Scarnati (R-25).
The Pennsylvania state Senate Appropriations Committee may soon consider a proposal to privatize the sale of wine and spirits, which critics say could harm state revenue and public health.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Joe Pitts, representing the state's Lancaster, Chester and Berks counties, was recently honored as a the state's number two "Taxpayer Hero" for 2013 by the Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW).
A study commissioned by the Pennsylvania Manufacturers' Association (PMA) recently found that drug use by current and potential workers may be a concern for companies operating across the state.
Pennsylvania State Rep. Fred Keller (R-85) recently announced that his district - Union and Snyder counties - will receive more than $81,000 in impact fees from companies extracting natural gas in the Marcellus Shale regions.
State Sen. Wayne Fontana (D-42) expressed concern on June 11 regarding a five-year plan put forth by Pittsburgh's financial overseers that seeks to improve financial stability.
Harrisburg's Regional Chamber board of directors recently voted to support the reorganization and consolidation of Pennsylvania's business financing programs into the Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA).
The Pennsylvania AFL-CIO recently endorsed Tom Wolf for the gubernatorial seat in the upcoming November election.
Pennsylvania's Chester and Montgomery counties in the 157th legislative district will receive more than $1.2 million in impact fees collected from gas extraction operations in the Marcellus Shale regions.
Pennsylvania State Sen. Vincent Hughes (D-7) criticized Republican Governor Tom Corbett's administration on June 16 for doing "a poor job" managing the state's financial situation and economy.
Pennsylvania state Rep. Justin Simmons recently called on legislators to push ahead with alcohol reform to address the state's budget deficit.
Nine senators, including Bob Casey (D-Pa.), introduced legislation on Wednesday aimed at restoring the 40-hour work week for low- and mid-wage salaried employees.
Pennsylvania State Rep. Brian Sims (D-182) and State Sen. Matt Smith (D-37) recently unveiled a plan to encourage and incentivize development and energy-efficient manufacturing in the state.
A group of legislators recently introduced a bipartisan measure to amend tax incentives for energy-efficient combined heat and power (CHP) and waste heat to power (WHP) technologies.
Pennsylvania's bipartisan Legislative Audit Advisory Commission (LAAC) voted on June 18 to accept the state government's audit report for the 2012-13 fiscal year.
Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.) unveiled a plan last week to expand re-development in Philadelphia to western parts of the city with the introduction of new legislation that would extend benefits to businesses.
A group of Pennsylvania congressmen filed a brief in a U.S. appeals court on Tuesday in support of the Pennsylvania Farm Bureau's ongoing legal case against the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).