Allegheny County state legislative delegation activity for October 23

Allegheny County state legislative delegation activity for October 23

The state House and Senate concluded legislative action for the 2017-2018 state budget this week. 

Here's how the Pittsburgh and Allegheny County delegation voted on key budget bills. 

Friday, October 27, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
VIDEO: Legislators discuss importance of legalizing VGT's

VIDEO: Legislators discuss importance of legalizing VGT's

Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) was joined by Rep. Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster) and Rep. Kurt Masser (R-Northumberland) to discuss the importance of legalizing VGTs and how it could benefit Pennsylvania's current budget deficit. 

Monday, October 23, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Proposed hotel tax increase could hurt chances of Pittsburgh's proposed Sports Commission

Proposed hotel tax increase could hurt chances of Pittsburgh's proposed Sports Commission

The latest effort by lawmakers in Harrisburg to balance this year’s state budget via a five percent hotel tax increase could hurt the chances of a long-sought after Pittsburgh Sports Commission, said Pittsburgh officials Wednesday.

The Pittsburgh Sports Commission is part of an economic development strategy between VisitPittsburgh, the city’s official tourism promotion agency, the Sports Exhibition Authority, with support from the Peduto administration and City Council to recruit major sporting events to the city.
Wednesday, October 4, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Pros and cons of legalizing VGTs examined by House committee

Pros and cons of legalizing VGTs examined by House committee

The House Gaming Oversight Committee held a marathon hearing Monday that examined a proposal that would legalize video gaming terminals (VGTs) as a means to produce revenue for the Commonwealth and local governments.

 

The proposal—currently enshrined in House Bill 1010, which is sponsored by Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) and Rep. Mike Sturla (D-Lancaster)—would legalize the machines that host slot-machine-like games and allow them to be played in and hosted by establishments that possess a valid Pennsylvania liquor license as well as truck stops and off track betting sites. 

Monday, May 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) discusses legalization of VGTs in bars and taverns

Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) discusses legalization of VGTs in bars and taverns

Rep. Mark Mustio (R-Allegheny) joined The PLS Reporter to discuss his thoughts on legalizing video gaming terminals (VGTs) in bars and taverns.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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