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Joe Scarnati

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Top Pa. Lawmaker Wants Top Speed Limits Increased to 70 MPH

Raising the speed limit in Pennsylvania is not a new idea. But the support of a leader like Republican state senator Joe Scarnati, the president pro tempore of the state senate, could be a game changer.

10/11/2013

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Top Lawmaker Wants To Make Federal Health Care Mandate Illegal In Pennsylvania

A state senate committee has advanced legislation aimed at nullifying the federal health care insurance mandate in Pennsylvania.

03/08/2012

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Pa. Senate Passes Natural Gas Drilling Regulations

The state legislature continues to move closer to enacting a bill that would regulate natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.

11/16/2011

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Transportation Funding Report Out, Corbett Response Awaited

The transportation funding commission voted on its recommendations last month and now the ball is in Governor Corbett’s court.

08/02/2011

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Pa. Lawmakers Advance Shale Drilling ‘Impact Fees’ Legislation

A Pennsylvania state senate committee has advanced a bill that would impose “impact fees” on natural gas drilling in the state, but some state lawmakers are expressing reservations.

06/14/2011

Pa. House Passes Tax On Natural Gas Drilling

The state House has passed its version of a bill to levy a tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas drilling industry. But the bill now goes to the Senate, where it faces major changes.

09/30/2010

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