GOP-sponsored severance tax bills vetted by committee without clear end game

GOP-sponsored severance tax bills vetted by committee without clear end game

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee held an informational meeting Monday to learn more about two proposals to tax natural gas extracts sponsored by Republican House members.

The bills are House Bill 82 introduced by Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) and House Bill 1536 introduced by Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks).

Monday, February 8, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Judicial reform efforts abound in PA Senate

Judicial reform efforts abound in PA Senate

The Senate was active Tuesday in calling for, reviewing, and moving legislation aimed at reforming Pennsylvania’s judiciary.

Whether it’s the looming judicial elections putting a spotlight on the judicial branch, or the recent focus on Justice Michael Eakin’s emails, at least three reform efforts had some type of effort given to them.

The first happened with a press conference held by Senators Anthony Williams (D-Philadelphia) and Art Haywood (D-Philadelphia) calling on Justice Eakin to resign while also announcing the introduction of legislation they say will bring increased transparency to Pennsylvania’s courts.

In particular, the senators said they plan on introducing a package of bills amending the Pennsylvania Constitution to reform the composition and conduct of the Court of Judicial Discipline and the Judicial Conduct Board. 

Tuesday, October 27, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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