Poll shows Pennsylvania voters disfavor consumer-funded nuclear bailout

Poll shows Pennsylvania voters disfavor consumer-funded nuclear bailout

According to a poll released Wednesday by American Petroleum Institute-PA, Pennsylvania voters overwhelmingly disapprove of the concept of a consumer-funded nuclear bailout.

While there currently is no specific legislation introduced to create such a bailout, API spokesperson Michael Tadeo said the organization wanted to get out ahead of the issue.

 

“We wanted to inform members of the statehouse as they return in September that voters in the state are against this,” he said. 

Thursday, August 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
General Fund exhausts Treasury’s $750 million loan

General Fund exhausts Treasury’s $750 million loan

State Treasurer Joe Torsella announced Wednesday afternoon that the General Fund—the state’s so-called largest checkbook—has exhausted a $750 million loan Treasury issued earlier this month from its Short Term Investment Pool to keep the fund above a zero balance.

 

The loan, which was released in full on Tuesday, must be paid back by next Wednesday.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Taxpayer Caucus hears opposition to Senate-passed revenue plan

Taxpayer Caucus hears opposition to Senate-passed revenue plan

The legislative taxpayer caucus, met in Allegheny County at a hearing hosted by caucus member Rep. Jason Ortitay (R-Washington) this week to discuss the state Senate’s most recent budget revenue proposal to balance Pennsylvania’s $31.99 billion budget for the FY 2017-18.  


The caucus heard from a panel of utility officials, natural gas industry suppliers and workers, as wells as taxpayers who were mostly critical of the plan that would place an extraction tax on Marcellus Shale drillers and a gross receipts tax on natural gas customers, as well as a tax hike on electricity and phone bills.  

Wednesday, August 16, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
VIDEO: Capitol celebrations mark the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence Day

VIDEO: Capitol celebrations mark the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence Day

On Tuesday the Capitol Rotunda was joined by hundreds of residents who came to celebrate the 70th Indian Independence Day.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Rep. Gergely pleads guilty to corruption-related charges

Rep. Gergely pleads guilty to corruption-related charges

Rep. Marc Gergely (D-Allegheny) pled guilty Tuesday to a set of charges related to conspiracy and the illegal receipt of campaign donations in a larger case related to an illegal gambling ring with which Rep. Gergely was associated.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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