Gov. Wolf hosts press conference to highlight steps taken towards strengthening PA's economy

Gov. Wolf hosts press conference to highlight steps taken towards strengthening PA's economy

Gov. Tom Wolf hosted a press conference Thursday afternoon where he highlighted the ways he has worked to improve Pennsylvania through economic development. 

Wolf highlighted the three main ways he has focused on to help move the commonwealth forward including, modernizing and improving Pennsylvania's education system, investing in community and economic development and prioritizing investments in infrastructure. 

Thursday, January 10, 2019/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
In Philadelphia, City Council passes job reporting bill, marks anniversary of The Links charitable organization

In Philadelphia, City Council passes job reporting bill, marks anniversary of The Links charitable organization

Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed an ordinance to add job growth or related information to fiscal impact statements on future proposed legislation Thursday. 
Thursday, November 15, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Categories: Philadelphia
Harrisburg considering amendment on Philly commercial property taxes

Harrisburg considering amendment on Philly commercial property taxes

Legislation before the House and Senate would amend the state Constitution and allow for Philadelphia to charge higher real estate taxes for business properties than residential properties.

This is the second consecutive session with such legislation. As required to alter the Pennsylvania Constitution, it must pass a second time and then be approved by voter referendum.

Thursday, October 11, 2018/Author: Marco Cerino
Latest Treasury Task Force hearing highlights severity of retirement crisis

Latest Treasury Task Force hearing highlights severity of retirement crisis

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella held a third hearing Thursday that outlined the severity of the state’s lack of private sector retirement security.

Thursday, January 25, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views

Report shows economic contributions of immigrants across Pittsburgh region

Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto and Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald held a press conference Tuesday morning to release the findings of a report on the economic impact immigrants and Latinos have on Western Pennsylvania. 

“Advancing the Pittsburgh Region: A Snapshot of the Demographic and Economic Contributions of Immigrants” was developed through a partnership between the city, Welcoming Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Partnership for a New American Economy (PNAE) and PA Economy League of Greater Pittsburgh-Allegheny Conference. 

“This report shows that immigrants advance the economy of the Pittsburgh Region,” said John Feinblatt, Chairman of PNAE. “Immigrants work in Pittsburgh’s top industries like manufacturing, education, and health care; strengthen the local tax base; and start businesses that create jobs in Allegheny County and across the region.” 
Tuesday, July 12, 2016/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
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