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Tuesday the House Liquor Control Committee voted in favor of legislation, House Bill 11 sponsored by House Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny), aimed at reforming the way alcoholic beverages are sold in Pennsylvania. This marks the first time that...
Daily American Staff WriterSomerset County employers are required by state law to file their local earned income taxes with a new collector this year. Capital Tax Collection Bureau of Harrisburg was appointed in September as the county's sole collector of local earned income taxes....
Multi-Media JournalistThe Pennsylvania House of Representatives is considering a bill that would allow individuals and organization, like the National Rifle Association, to sue municipalities that have local gun ordinances. Lancaster is one of 30 municipalities in...
Tim Potts landed a state job in 1972, fresh out of college, and spent 21 years in such jobs, 14 in the executive branch and seven as a staffer for the Pennsylvania Legislature. I first met him when he was working on the re-election of Gov. Milton Shapp...
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekHot Off The Presses: From a press release: State Rep. Jennifer L. Mann, D-Lehigh, announced today that she will not seek reelection in 2012 for an eighth term in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives. “Serving the people of my home......
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekPennsylvania Democrats ... ... are stepping up their pressure on House Speaker Sam Smith to call a special election to fill six vacant House seats, including one in the Lehigh Valley. On Friday, Philadelphia Mayor Mike Nutter, Lehigh County Executive........
Capitol Ideas with John L. MicekIt's So On. We were sort of wondering how long it would take Pennsylvania to (forgive us) join the tit-for-tat battle over mandatory ultrasound examinations for women seeking abortions. The answer, apparently, is roughly a month. Yesterday, state Sen....
Multi-Media JournalistThe Pennsylvania State Senate passes Senate Bill 1151, known as the State Takeover Bill. The legislation, authored by Senator Jeffrey Piccola ( R-15) and Representative Glen Grell ( R-87) was passed with a 37 to 13 vote. " It`s not something we want to...
The city of Harrisburg is waiting for the stroke of the Governor’s pen before it falls into the hands of a state receiver On Wednesday, the Pennsylvania General Assembly passed Senate Bill 1151 paving the way for a state takeover to help the debt...
Harrisburg City Council rejects Mayor Thompson's revised Act 47 Plan; Piccola calls for state actionMorning ReporterAn historic vote by Harrisburg City Council Wednesday night. By a 4 to 3 vote, Council rejected Mayor Linda Thompson's Act 47 plan. The Mayor had hoped that her plan for the city to avoid bankruptcy would be approved. The question is what next. This...
Senator Jeffrey E. Piccola (R-15) released the following statement today announcing his intention to not run for reelection in 2012. “I hereby announce that I will not be a candidate for reelection to the 15th Senatorial District in 2012. I have...
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Staff reporterThe Pennsylvania House of Representatives is talking about changes to the state's bankrupt unemployment fund. Federal emergency benefits expired on June 11 and could possibly leave over 100,000 unemployed Pennsylvanians high and dry. As of Saturday,...
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