New PA Revenue Proposal Would Impose State Hotel TaxThe tax is part of the latest proposal to fully fund the state budget that took effect almost three months ago, and the state House could vote on it Wednesday.
Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill That Would Privatize Pa. Liquor SalesPrivatization is a top priority for leaders of the Republican-controlled House. The question now is, how might the liquor veto affect budget negotiations?
Outlook Good For City Cigarette Tax As Lawmakers ReturnPension reform and liquor privatization are longshots, but as lawmakers return to the state capitol today, one thing that may get done is a cigarette tax in Philadelphia to generate badly needed cash for city schools.
PA House GOP Seeks To Rekindle Liquor Privatization DebateIn a sign that they aren’t giving up on liquor privatization, state House Republicans plan to push a bill that would decriminalize purchasing wine and liquor in other states and transporting it to Pennsylvania.
Paycheck Deduction Bills Advance In Pa. LegislatureControversial legislation that would limit union deductions from the paychecks of public employees is in position for a possible vote as lawmakers wrap up work before summer recess.
Proposal For Cigarette Tax To Fund Philadelphia Schools May Be Going Up In SmokeProspects for approval of a cigarette tax increase to fund Philadelphia schools before state lawmakers’ summer recess have hit rough waters.
Reacting to Aborted Corruption Sting, Pa. House Bans Most Cash Gifts To MembersThe Pennsylvania House is banning cash gifts except those from family members or non-lobbyist friends in circumstances where the motivation was clearly personal.
PA House Approves Removing Labor Dispute Exemption From Anti-Harassment LawAllegations of violence by union members have fueled action in the state House on a bill to eliminate an exemption from the state’s anti-harassment law for people involved in labor disputes.
Pa. Lawmakers, Education Department Spar Over 180 Day RuleAs snow days pile up, the spokesman for a top Pennsylvania lawmaker says there may not be enough time to pass legislation to waive the 180 day school requirement for this year.
PA House Speaker Renews Effort To Reduce Size Of ChamberIn the name of making the 203-member House more efficient, Speaker Sam Smith wants to reduce the chamber by about a fourth, to 153 members.