Ahead of election day referendum in Allegheny County, childhood education advocates rally support

Ahead of election day referendum in Allegheny County, childhood education advocates rally support

When they head to the polls on Nov. 6, Allegheny County voters can choose to raise their taxes—for the children. 
Friday, November 2, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
PUC utility bill credit decision draws praise from GOP lawmakers

PUC utility bill credit decision draws praise from GOP lawmakers

The Pennsylvania Utility Commission ordered 17 state utility companies to pass rate credits — estimated at $324 million annually — on to their customers this week, due to the impact of the 2017 federal tax cuts.

Friday, May 18, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
As state misses April General Fund revenue estimates, initial IFO outlook for 2018-19 paints improving long-term picture

As state misses April General Fund revenue estimates, initial IFO outlook for 2018-19 paints improving long-term picture

The Department of Revenue yesterday released details on April tax collections for the state, reporting tax revenue for the month exceeded expectations by almost a full percentage point, but General Fund revenue of $57.6 million missed estimates by 1.5 percent. The news came shortly after the Independent Fiscal Office issued its first revenue estimates for fiscal year 2018-19, which offered an increasingly sunny outlook for the commonwealth’s finances.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
Farm Show transaction, gaming expansion money leads state revenue to exceed expectations

Farm Show transaction, gaming expansion money leads state revenue to exceed expectations

The Department of Revenue and the Independent Fiscal Office released information Thursday on how state revenue collections matched up with expectations, and both reported that January revenue numbers exceeded expectations.

Thursday, February 1, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
House bill eliminating inheritance tax for minors clears Senate committee

House bill eliminating inheritance tax for minors clears Senate committee

The Senate Finance Committee Wednesday unanimously approved a House proposal that would eliminate the inheritance tax for minors when the transfer of property comes from a deceased parent, adoptive parent, or stepparent.

 

The bill, House Bill 291 sponsored by Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset), cleared the House in April 2017 along a strong bipartisan vote of 176-21.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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