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Pennsylvania Senate passes historic liquor privatization bill

"The passage of liquor privatization by the Senate is historic and we applaud them for helping move Pennsylvania into the 21st century,” said House Speaker Mike Turzai, R-Allegheny.

PA Chamber applauds General Assembly for passing ‘responsible state budget’

The Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry commended the General Assembly for passing a responsible, on-time spending plan for the 2015-16 fiscal year, but the budget was vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf late Tuesday.

6 banks join FHLBank of Pittsburgh

Cooperative's newest members gain access to low-cost loans for community development.

NFIB: No excuse for failure to approve budget

National Federation of Independent Businesses disappointed with governor's veto of fiscal budget

General Assembly passes House Bill 466 to separate state from alcohol sales

In a successful move to update Pennsylvania’s archaic liquor and wine sales system, both houses of the General Assembly passed House Bill 466 yesterday in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, effectively divesting the state of its monopoly on the business.

Pennsylvania legislature passes liquor privatization bill, governor's decision awaited

The Pennsylvania state legislature passed a landmark bill late Tuesday to privatize state liquor sales.

Wolf vetoes budget approved by General Assembly

Governor rejects $30.8 billion budget after Gingrich proclaims Tuesday a historic day.

State senators call on Wolf to sign pension-reform bill

With the General Assembly having sent Senate Bill 1 to Gov. Wolf’s desk, Senate Republicans spoke out on Tuesday, urging him to sign the measure to bring much-needed fiscal relief to the state’s ailing pension system. The bill would extensively revise pension provisions for the public school and state employees' retirement systems -- including membership, contributions, benefits, health insurance and military pensions.

Hub International acquires Pittburgh’s The HDH Group

BodyHub International Limited announced July 2 in Chicago it has acquired Pittsburgh-based The HDH Group Inc., a full-service property and casualty, employee benefits and personal lines agency and brokerage firm with locations throughout Pennsylvania.

PA revenue department releases 2014-2015 collections data

Pending a final revenue deposit and year-end adjustments, Pennsylvania’s General Fund revenue collections for Fiscal Year 2014 to 2015 were released on Wednesday in Harrisburg, revealing that overall collections came to $30.6 billion, 1.4 percent above the previous estimate.

First Resource Bank announces common stock to be fully subscribed

Announcing from its Exton headquarters that its common stock offering has been completely subscribed, First Resource Bank’s 320,000 available shares, plus the optional 40,000 in additional shares, have been sold to new and existing shareholders.

Clarifications now effective for background check law with House Bill 1276

Signing House Bill 1276 into law Wednesday, Gov. Tom Wolf aided in bringing clarity to legislation enacted last year that requires additional, periodic background checks for both employees and volunteers who are directly involved with children.

Kalahari Resorts and Conventions opens park in the Poconos

Home to Pennsylvania’s largest indoor water park, Kalahari Resorts and Conventions officially opened its property in the Poconos on Wednesday, offering visitors an authentic experience based on the founding family’s tour of the African continent.

Pennsylvania House backs bill to protect condo and co-op groups

To protect self-governing communities from adverse effects of a recent court decision, the Pennsylvania House approved a bill Wednesday to potentially assist condo and co-op dwellers with mortgage management. House Bill 1340 now goes to the Senate,

Governor’s budget veto not in Pennsylvania’s best interest

Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry President Gene Barr issued a statement Wednesday following Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto of the General Assembly-approved $30.18-billion budget for 2015-16, expressing disappointment and addressing the business community’s key concerns.

State Senate leaders slam Wolf's liquor-sale privatization bill veto

After Gov. Wolf’s veto of the liquor-privatization bill, Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Dist. 25) and Majority Leader Jake Corman (R-Dist. 34) issued the following statement late last week. “We are disappointed that Governor Wolf would choose the status quo and side with powerful special interests over Pennsylvania consumers," the duo said.

Governor signs Mensch’s bill to simplify LBFC project roster

Three recurring projects removed from Legislative Budget and Finance Committee's agenda.

Pennsylvania hospital jobs increased by 1,200 in May

Increase in hospital jobs reverses a four-month negative trend.

Business group praises state Senate for passing pension-reform bill

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) praised the Pennsylvania General Assembly last week for passing Senate Bill 1 to reform the state's pension system. "Pennsylvania's public-pension deficit is the single-greatest financial threat facing the commonwealth, school districts and ultimately taxpayers, including small-business owners," NFIB/Pennsylvania Legislative Director Neal Lesher said in a statement.

Champtires.com opens second Pittsburgh store

To increase convenience and choice for the city’s East End and northern suburbs, premium used- and affordable new-tire business Champtires.com has opened a second Pittsburgh location, at 1319 Washington Blvd., the company said on Monday.

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