Tweets of the Week - September 17, 2018

Tweets of the Week - September 17, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, September 21, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Federal judge strikes down Pa. ban on casino investor campaign finance donations

Federal judge strikes down Pa. ban on casino investor campaign finance donations

A federal district judge Wednesday struck down a 2006 Pennsylvania law meant to prevent casino owners and investors from donating money to political campaigns.

In her ruling, Middle District Judge Sylvia Rambo ruled that the law, which was clarified and reimplemented after a successful state court challenge in 2009, violated individuals’ First Amendment rights.

Thursday, September 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Seven Pennsylvania casinos sue state lottery over online gaming

Seven Pennsylvania casinos sue state lottery over online gaming

A coalition of Pennsylvania casinos is suing the state lottery, claiming online gaming launched by the commonwealth in spring as part of last year’s budget compromise violates state law.

Their complaint cites the names and visuals of online games as well as advertisements used by the lottery itself that call the new products “casino style games,” despite state law prohibiting online casino games.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Senate works to figure out budget-balancing end game

Senate works to figure out budget-balancing end game

The Pennsylvania Senate returned to session Monday looking for a way to close the roughly $2.3 billion budget deficit riding the tails of the current and past years’ spending plans.

Monday, October 23, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
As the Senate reviews new Tax Code bill, a House committee advances natural gas severance tax legislation

As the Senate reviews new Tax Code bill, a House committee advances natural gas severance tax legislation

As senators began their review of a late-Tuesday-passed House Tax Code plan Wednesday, the House Finance Committee approved a natural gas severance tax bill, beginning what is likely to be a long and questionable road to that controversial proposal’s potential enactment.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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