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Revised data shows downward adjustments to Pennsylvania labor market

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry recently released a report that showed massive downward adjustments to the state's labor market data, leaving the annual average employment for 2013 below the average in 2008.

Stern seeks to bolster Pennsylvania tourism industry through legislative initiatives

In a victory for the state's tourism industry, Pennsylvania's House of Representatives recently passed legislation introduced by State Rep. Jerry Stern (R-80) aimed at encouraging additional filming projects in the state, boosting revenue and spurring job creation.

Pennsylvania to examine efficacy of state, federal pay equity laws

Pennsylvania's Joint State Government Commission will study pay equity laws in the state as part of a requirement under a resolution passed by the state House of Representatives on May 6.

White introduces bill to improve workplace safety in natural gas industry

As part of an effort to improve workplace safety in the energy industry, Pennsylvania state Rep. Jesse White recently introduced legislation to require all employees working at natural gas well sites to complete emergency response training.

Bill introduced to ease burden on small drillers

A group of Pennsylvania Republican legislators plan to introduce a bill in upcoming weeks that will establish separate regulations for conventional and unconventional drilling operations in the Marcellus Shale.

Pennsylvania to issue unused film tax credits to bring projects to state

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives voted 180-21 on May 6 to approve legislation aimed at encouraging job creation and boosting revenue by bringing new filming projects to the state.

Teplitz urges legislature to release spending audit ahead of budget negotiations

Pennsylvania State Sen. Rob Teplitz (D-15) urged the Pennsylvania Senate on May 15 to release its general spending audit ahead of state budget negotiations.

Heffley, Gibbons draft tax credit for companies converting coal waste to energy

Pennsylvania State Reps. Doyle Heffley (R-122) and Jaret Gibbons (D-10) recently drafted legislation with bipartisan support that would provide a tax credit to companies that create energy using coal waste.

Keystone Research Center calls on Pennsylvania lawmakers to raise minimum wage

As public support for raising the minimum wage builds in Pennsylvania, the Keystone Research Center recently called on state legislators to increase wages to curb the state's "runaway income inequality."

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