PA Supreme Court to take up appeal in Philadelphia Soda Tax case

PA Supreme Court to take up appeal in Philadelphia Soda Tax case

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Tuesday granted the appeal in Williams v. City of Philadelphia, the case working its way through the state courts challenging the legality of the beverage tax levied by the City of Philadelphia.

 

The court, in granting the appeal, limited review of the issue to the following question: “Does the City's Tax violate the Sterling Act, 53 P.S. § 15971, which prohibits Philadelphia from imposing a tax on a transaction or subject that the Commonwealth already taxes?”

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Senate poised to urge Gov. Wolf to reverse portion of state park natural gas leasing moratorium

Senate poised to urge Gov. Wolf to reverse portion of state park natural gas leasing moratorium

A resolution making its way through the state Senate urges Gov. Tom Wolf to reverse his moratorium on new natural gas drilling leases in state parks by allowing drilling where there will be no surface disturbance.

 

The measure, Senate Resolution 104 sponsored by Sen. Camera Bartolotta (R-Washington), was passed out of the Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee Tuesday along a party-line vote.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Pittsburgh Republican Remley faces, wins legal challenge to stay on District 8 ballot

Pittsburgh Republican Remley faces, wins legal challenge to stay on District 8 ballot

Turning to two lawyers and an Allegheny County elections official in front of him Tuesday morning, Judge Joseph James chuckled from his seat. 

“The regular cast of characters,” James said. “What would an election be without the three of you?” 

James was hearing a legal challenge to Republican Rennick Remley’s candidacy in the District 8 city council special election, which the candidate won after a few hours of deliberations by the judge.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Joint State Government Commission recommends revamping voting technology

Joint State Government Commission recommends revamping voting technology

The Joint State Government Commission recommended upgrading voter technology Tuesday based on a report that outlined Pennsylvania’s polling systems and how it can be improved.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Legislators work to fight against sexual assault in Pennsylvania government

Legislators work to fight against sexual assault in Pennsylvania government

Pennsylvania legislators have designed numerous bills to help curb sexual harassment and/or assault, including sexual harassment and/or assault in Pennsylvania's government.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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