Google protest in Pittsburgh postponed, state officials react to Charlottesville events

As the events that rocked Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend still reverberate around cities and towns across the country and state, organizers of a protest against Google in Pittsburgh’s East Liberty neighborhood scheduled for this Saturday have postponed the event 


Organizers for the March on Google said in a blog post earlier this week that there were “credible Alt-Left terrorist threats for the safety of our citizen participants” that led to the cancellation.  

Thursday, August 17, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Changes likely for Pennsylvania’s Medicaid managed care system

Changes likely for Pennsylvania’s Medicaid managed care system

A provision of the Human Services Code bill moving its way through the General Assembly as part of the final package of budget-related bills could potentially bring some dramatic changes to Pennsylvania’s Medicaid managed care system.

Thursday, August 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Poll shows Pennsylvania voters disfavor consumer-funded nuclear bailout

Poll shows Pennsylvania voters disfavor consumer-funded nuclear bailout

According to a poll released Wednesday by American Petroleum Institute-PA, Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly disapprove of the concept of a consumer-funded nuclear bailout.

While there currently is no specific legislation introduced to create such a bailout, API spokesperson Michael Tadeo said the organization wanted to get out ahead of the issue.

 

“We wanted to inform members of the statehouse as they return in September that voters in the state are against this,” he said. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
General Fund exhausts Treasury’s $750 million loan

General Fund exhausts Treasury’s $750 million loan

State Treasurer Joe Torsella announced Wednesday afternoon that the General Fund—the state’s so-called largest checkbook—has exhausted a $750 million loan Treasury issued earlier this month from its Short Term Investment Pool to keep the fund above a zero balance.

 

The loan, which was released in full on Tuesday, must be paid back by next Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Taxpayer Caucus hears opposition to Senate-passed revenue plan

Taxpayer Caucus hears opposition to Senate-passed revenue plan

The legislative taxpayer caucus, met in Allegheny County at a hearing hosted by caucus member Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington) this week to discuss the state Senate’s most recent budget revenue proposal to balance Pennsylvania’s $31.99 billion budget for the FY 2017-18.  


The caucus heard from a panel of utility officials, natural gas industry suppliers and workers, as wells as taxpayers who were mostly critical of the plan that would place an extraction tax on Marcellus Shale drillers and a gross receipts tax on natural gas customers, as well as a tax hike on electricity and phone bills.  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
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