House Democrats question how state police handle opioid crisis and rape kit backlogs

House Democrats question how state police handle opioid crisis and rape kit backlogs

House Democrats focused on rape kit backlogs and the opioid epidemic during Wednesday’s budget hearing with the Pennsylvania State Police.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
February state revenue collections reported

February state revenue collections reported

State revenue collections for the month of February were reported this week, with monthly and year-to-date collection totals coming in over estimate.

 

According to the Department of Revenue, Pennsylvania collected $3.6 billion in February, which is $406.3 million or 12.8 percent more than anticipated. Year-to-date collections, the department reported, were $20.9 billion through February, which is $496 million or 2.4 percent above estimate.

Friday, March 2, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
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Sen. Leach hopes for single vote on revenue and spending package

Sen. Leach hopes for single vote on revenue and spending package

Sen. Daylin Leach (D-Montgomery) joined The PLS Reporter to talk about his bill that would integrate the revenue and spending package so there would only be one vote for the budget.
Wednesday, February 14, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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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
PA House, Wolf administration seek to clear the air on agencies’ special funds

PA House, Wolf administration seek to clear the air on agencies’ special funds

The House Appropriations Committee this week continued its slate of hearings with Wolf administration agency heads to delve deeper into what special funds various agencies have, how much is in the funds, what the funds are used for, and whether the special funds in question can be utilized to fill gaps in state revenue.

Thursday, January 25, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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