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

GUEST COLUMN from Michael Manzo, VP of Strategic Engagement, Triad Strategies, LLC

The New Way Forward: Constitutional Amendments

Mike Manzo, a vice president at Triad Strategies, takes a look at the increased use of constitutional amendments as a legislative tool in Pennsylvania and asks whether the trend will increase as a means for the General Assembly to circumvent Gov. Tom Wolf's agenda.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Features
Select subcommittee will examine career and technical education readiness

Select subcommittee will examine career and technical education readiness

A bipartisan group of House members including House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) introduced a House Resolution that would form a select subcommittee of the House Education Committee to examine readiness surrounding career and technical education.

House Resolution 102 is scheduled to be considered by the House Education Committee on Wednesday.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
GOP leaders respond to Wolf budget rumors

GOP leaders respond to Wolf budget rumors

The Capitol has been swirling with rumors of what Gov. Tom Wolf might propose in next week’s budget address. Over the last few days, Republican leaders of both the House and Senate have had the opportunity to react to some of the speculation.

“We anticipate the severance tax will be part of that proposal in conjunction with education,” said House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana). “We’ve heard pension reform may be a component that is discussed, or maybe property tax reform may be another policy item that is discussed as a result of it.”

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Reed discusses expectations for Gov. Wolf's upcoming budget address

Reed discusses expectations for Gov. Wolf's upcoming budget address

After a morning press conference, House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) discusses potential components of Gov. Tom Wolf's budget address set for next week.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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