Slot gaming still has no effect on Pennsylvania lottery sales, report says

A report released by the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee Tuesday said slot machine gambling in Pennsylvania has not affected sales of lottery tickets in the commonwealth.

Proceeds of the Pennsylvania Lottery go to fund programs and benefits for older Pennsylvanians.

The report finds, antithetically to the previously held belief, that there has been strong positive growth in lottery ticket sales over the past four years.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Municipal police regionalization is supported, but not without incentives

Following the release of a report last week by the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee on municipal police regionalization, those involved in the legislature and municipal government say there is support for increased regionalization, but not without significant incentives.

Currently, all Pennsylvania municipalities are allowed to have local police departments, but only Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and Scranton are required to provide police services.

The number of municipalities providing their own full-time police services has decreased in recent years.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Eliminating reports could save legislative study committee nearly $500,000

The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee (LBFC) reported at an informational meeting of the House State Government Committee that eliminating unnecessary or unhelpful recurring reports could save nearly $500,000.

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Monday, July 21, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Pennsylvania Could See $110 Million Annual Revenue Boost from Internet Gaming, Report Says

Pennsylvania Could See $110 Million Annual Revenue Boost from Internet Gaming, Report Says

A report released today by the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee stated Pennsylvania could see around $110 million in annual revenue from expansion into online gaming. The report also made policy recommendations to improve profitability of the currently existing casinos.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
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