In July comparisons, state revenue collections outpace prior year

In July comparisons, state revenue collections outpace prior year

State revenue reports from the month of July were released Tuesday and comparisons to the same time last year show that the Commonwealths has brought in more money in the first month of the new fiscal year compared to the same period for last year.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Dom Costa looks to strengthen restitution-collection process for state's crime victims

Rep. Dom Costa looks to strengthen restitution-collection process for state's crime victims

A revamped bill that would require counties to have in place an operational restitution-collection system is slowly making its way through the state General Assembly.

Formerly House Bill 1070 of last session, HB 234, sponsored by Rep. Dom Costa (D-Morningside) would ensure that restitution orders are being enforced at the county level by increasing accountability for existing requirements and enhancing collection and record-keeping requirements.

“Counties have a very unofficial way of collecting things. It’s not really a priority of theirs,” said Rep. Costa. “Someone has to be responsible for making sure that these victims are not victimized twice and making sure if action is being done.”
Tuesday, August 1, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Senate includes version of Stop & Go enforcement reform as part of revenue package

Senate includes version of Stop & Go enforcement reform as part of revenue package

Major legislation in the state General Assembly is often the product of compromise and deal-making and the revenue package the Senate moved along last week was no exception.

 

However, while various interest groups and stakeholders are scoffing at individual portions of the five budget-related implementation bills that provided for nearly $2.1 billion in funding for the state budget, those hoping to see some movement on reforming so-called stop-and-go enforcement might have their wishes answered in a portion of the Fiscal Code aimed at addressing the issue.

Tuesday, August 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Gov. Wolf continues 'Jobs that Pay' tour at regenerative medicine facility in Pittsburgh

Governor Tom Wolf was in Pittsburgh Monday to tour and meet with employees of Cook MyoSite, a leading medical manufacturer that specializes in the collection, selection and expansion of human skeletal cells for the treatment of various disorders.

After his tour of the recently expanded, two-facility site of 64 new jobs, bringing its complement to more than 130 jobs, Gov. Wolf sat down with employees to ask them a question which he most eagerly wanted to know the answer to- what drew them to work for such a company in Pittsburgh?

“What’s important to you to make places like this work so well?” asked Wolf. 

Monday, July 31, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh
Animal Protection Remains at the Forefront of the Legislative Agenda

Animal Protection Remains at the Forefront of the Legislative Agenda

Just last month the commonwealth celebrated the passage of HB 1238, a package of several measures bringing the penalties for animal abuse to new heights in Pennsylvania, which was dubbed the most “comprehensive animal protection bill in the history of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania” by the Humane Society of United States.

 

Building on this achievement, the General Assembly has demonstrated there is still work to be done to protect Pennsylvania’s animals and has a lineup of legislation awaiting further action.

Monday, July 31, 2017/Author: Nicole Trayer
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