House bill eliminating inheritance tax for minors clears Senate committee

House bill eliminating inheritance tax for minors clears Senate committee

The Senate Finance Committee Wednesday unanimously approved a House proposal that would eliminate the inheritance tax for minors when the transfer of property comes from a deceased parent, adoptive parent, or stepparent.

 

The bill, House Bill 291 sponsored by Rep. Carl Walker Metzgar (R-Somerset), cleared the House in April 2017 along a strong bipartisan vote of 176-21.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Marsy's Law garners support for Pennsylvania crime victims to have constitutional rights

Marsy's Law garners support for Pennsylvania crime victims to have constitutional rights

Marsy’s Law for Pennsylvania kicked off it’s campaign Tuesday to amend Pennsylvania’s constitution to strengthen crime victims’ rights. 


The national campaign strives to amend state constitutions to include specific provisions to provide protections for victims whose cases are ongoing.

Wednesday, January 31, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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Senate pegs potential congressional redistricting costs as high as $1.28 million

Senate pegs potential congressional redistricting costs as high as $1.28 million

As the Pennsylvania Senate continues to advance a vehicle bill to house potential new congressional lines coming from the General Assembly, the Senate Appropriations Committee Tuesday unanimously approved a fiscal note to Senate Bill 1034 that pegs the potential costs associated with redrawing the congressional map as high as $1.28 million.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Oleksiak takes on Labor and Industry lead full time without Senate confirmation

Oleksiak takes on Labor and Industry lead full time without Senate confirmation

Gov. Tom Wolf’s pick to lead the Department of Labor and Industry (L&I), Jerry Oleksiak, will take over the reins at the department full time after the Pennsylvania Senate failed to give him an up or down vote on the floor in time to meet the constitutional requirement for consideration within 25 legislative days from the governor’s nomination.

                                                   

The L&I position became open after former secretary Kathy Manderino stepped down from the role in mid-July to take a spot on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate Democrats announce 2018 priorities

Senate Democrats announce 2018 priorities

Members of the Senate Democratic Caucus joined together Tuesday to announce their priorities for 2018. The top priorities being jobs and the economy, healthcare, education, equality, election protection, and social justice and criminal justice.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
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