Did You Get The Memo? Business growth, lottery winners and charter school programs

Did You Get The Memo? Business growth, lottery winners and charter school programs

It was a slow week in Harrisburg, with lawmakers returning to their districts prior to next week’s session. But just because state legislators weren’t in the Capitol doesn’t mean they weren’t busy introducing new legislation. This week there were a number of new proposals introduced as co-sponsorship memos, detailing upcoming bills in the state legislature. 

If you missed this week’s new co-sponsorship memos, continue reading to learn about the many ideas lawmakers have for Pennsylvania and to keep track of what proposals could become law.
Friday, April 26, 2019/Author: Justin Sweitzer
Categories: News and Views

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 35: AARP - PA

This week the podcast talks to Ray Landis, Advocacy Manager for AARP-PA. We discuss what it means to age in Pennsylvania, how the lottery and lottery fund affect Pennsylvania's seniors, and their take on retirement security and the agency consolidations proposed by Gov. Wolf.

Friday, February 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Powerball jackpot drought has already been a win for Pennsylvania’s older adult programs

Powerball jackpot drought has already been a win for Pennsylvania’s older adult programs

While Wednesday’s Powerball drawing is already for the world’s largest lottery purse, the brisk Powerball ticket sales from players dreaming of what to do with the currently $1.5 billion annuity or $930 million cash prize have already been a boon for programs benefiting Pennsylvania’s older adults.

“This world-record jackpot has been great for Powerball players and winners, as well as for the older Pennsylvanians who benefit from Lottery proceeds," said Pennsylvania Lottery executive Director Drew Svitko in a release Wednesday afternoon.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

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
Categories: News and Views

Lottery Profit Margin Relief Bill Clears Committee

Tuesday morning the House Finance Committee unanimously voted out House Bill 2110 with amendment to be considered by the full House.

The legislation, which provides for so-called “margin relief,” lowers the required rate of return on profits from the Pennsylvania Lottery from 27 percent to 25 percent. The bill would also make the profit margin permanent.

An amendment adopted in committee makes the legislation apply to the coming fiscal year and makes permanent Lottery reporting requirements.

CLICK HERE to read more and find out about a competing Senate bill and when the legislation might be considered by the full House.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: News and Views
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