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Erie County executive elected to CEA board

The County Executives of America (CEA) Board of Directors unanimously elected Erie County Executive Kathy Dahlkemper to the board on Thursday.

House panel advances charter education bill

The Pennsylvania House Education Committee recently advanced H.B. 530, authored by State Rep. Mike Reese (R-59th), which aims to improve charter and cyber-charter education in Pennsylvania by strengthening school choice and improving the formula used to fund charter and cyber-charter schools.

Chester County Housing Authority launches campaign to find homes for 100 vets in 100 days

The Chester County Housing Authority announced last week that it has launched a new initiative to find suitable housing for at least 100 veterans over the next 100 days.

Impact-fee supporters to testify at state Senate hearing

Two state Senate committees will hear testimony on Tuesday from stakeholders on what the impact fee from natural gas drilling in the state has done for them.

More than $2.1 million in liquor fees returned to municipalities

The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) returned more than $2.1 million in licensing fees to over 1,100 municipalities, the board said on Monday.

Delaware County Chamber of Commerce will host 2015 State of the County Address

The Delaware County Chamber of Commerce plans to hold the 2015 State of the County address on March 12 at the D'Ignazio's Towne House in Media, Pa.

PA Cyber Charter School state's best in cyber-security contest

Three high school teams from PA Cyber Charter School finished highest in the state in a recent national cyber-security competition. The competition consisted of a six-hour scenario in which students applied IT skills to remove hacking tools, viruses and other computer security threats.

Chamber: State must address pension crisis

Pension reform should come before addressing new sources of revenue

State casinos' slot-machine revenue up 1.1 percent last month

Slot-machine revenue in Pennsylvania rose 1.1 percent in February compared with a year ago, the state's Gaming Control Board said on Tuesday. The board's report said slot-machine-generated gross revenue from the state's 12 casinos totaled approximately $183.2 million in February, compared with approximately $181.2 million in February 2014.

VWR expands agreement with New England Biolabs

Pennsylvania-based VWR, which provides laboratory products, services and solutions, announced Tuesday that it has expanded its distribution agreement with New England Biolabs (NEB).

House passes 529 college savings account changes

Rep. Meehan praised the passage of a bipartisan bill that will strengthen popular 529 college savings accounts.

Klunk: Any income tax hike would 'hurt small businesses'

State Rep. Kate Klunk (R-Dist. 169) voiced the concerns of York County business owners on Monday over the potential impact an income tax increase could have on job creation and small businesses in the state.

Organizations testify on importance of natural gas impact fee in Pennsylvania

Testimony was heard from various local government entities and organizations on Tuesday on the importance of the impact fee in Pennsylvania during a joint meeting of the state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy and Senate Local Government committees.

Penn Farm Bureau on budget: More funding needed for research, cooperative extension

BodyThe Pennsylvania Farm Bureau said Tuesday Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed budget doesn't adequately fund agriculture research or cooperative extension programs at Penn State University.

Penn. small businesses 'biggest loser' in proposed budget, NFIB says

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) said Tuesday small businesses would be the “biggest losers” when it comes to Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed budget for 2015-16.

HAP slams Wolf budget's aid cuts to medical facilities

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) expressed disappointment on Tuesday over Gov. Tom Wolf's budget and the elimination of funding for rural critical-access hospitals, hospital supplemental payments for burn centers and obstetrical/neonatal units.

OIG auditing Pennsylvania Medicaid EHR Incentive payments

The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania said Thursday it had learned the U.S.

Perry County Health Summit survey findings to be shared

The findings of a recent study of the health market in Perry County will be presented Friday.

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