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Pension reform proposal unveiled

A Democratic caucus from the Pennsylvania state Senate unveiled a proposal in March aimed at reforming pension rules and helping school districts avoid rising payments.

SEPTA workers potentially banned from striking under Harper bill

Pennsylvania State Rep. Kate Harper (R-61) recently reintroduced a bill to prevent employees of the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority from going on strike.

Business "wins" in southwestern Pennsylvania increase 12 percent in 2013

The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance (PRA) recently released its annual development performance scorecard, which showed a 12 percent increase in new facilities, company expansions, and attraction/retention of firms and startups across southwestern Pennsylvania.

Metzgar sponsors amendment to ensure royalty payments for gas drilling

State Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-69) sponsored an amendment on March 28 that would extend protections to landowners who have signed leases for natural gas drilling on their property.

Hutchinson bill addresses differences in oil, gas production in Pennsylvania

State Sen. Scott Hutchinson (R-21) recently introduced legislation to protect the oil industry in Pennsylvania from regulations aimed at companies extracting gas from the Marcellus Shale.

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