As ‘Energize PA’ bills move out of committee, Republicans hint at including some in the budget

As ‘Energize PA’ bills move out of committee, Republicans hint at including some in the budget

House Republicans aren’t closing the door on including components of their tax-free alternative to Gov. Tom Wolf’s “Restore Pennsylvania” plan in this year’s budget. 

As lawmakers reported two bills from the House GOP’s “Energize PA” package out of committee on Tuesday, House Appropriations Chairman Stan Saylor (R-York) said it’s possible that the package — which seeks to incentivize Pennsylvania’s energy sector by providing tax credits and additional grant opportunities for private businesses  — could be included in the budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year. 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
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5 bills to watch for the week of June 10

5 bills to watch for the week of June 10

We get it, session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From electric vehicles to agency mergers, here are five bills to watch for the week of June 10.
Friday, June 7, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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As Wolf supports full DRBC fracking ban, Republican lawmakers gear up to pass a rebuke of the agency

As Wolf supports full DRBC fracking ban, Republican lawmakers gear up to pass a rebuke of the agency

As debate rages over a bill in the General Assembly which would discourage an interstate agency from fully banning fracking in eastern Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf has quietly come out in support of taking further action to ban natural gas drilling.

Wolf and Delaware Gov. John Carney last week joined New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy in calling for the Delaware River Basin Commission to fully ban hydraulic fracking in their jurisdiction, which stretches from Wayne County in the far northeast region of the state down to the Philadelphia environs.
Thursday, May 23, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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5 bills to watch for the week of May 13

5 bills to watch for the week of May 13

We get it—session weeks are busy. That’s why we put together a list of the bills being discussed in committee and on the floor of the General Assembly that are worth devoting your precious time to tracking. From charter school reform to fracking, here are five bills to watch for the week of May 13.

Friday, May 10, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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House bills reignite debate over fracking in Delaware River watershed

House bills reignite debate over fracking in Delaware River watershed

A series of bills in the House are drawing attention to the longtime controversy surrounding a moratorium on fracking issued by the Delaware River Basin Commission, which is presently considering a full ban on the practice.

The DRBC launched the current moratorium in 2010, following concern from environmental activists that allowing the practice would get in the way of the agency’s mission of protecting the health of the watershed, which comprises parts of Philadelphia, Delaware, New York and New Jersey.
Tuesday, March 26, 2019/Author: Andrew Bahl
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