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Legislation would amend tax increment financing act

Legislation soon to be introduced by state Rep. Ed Gainey (D-Allegheny) would amend the Tax Increment Financing Act. Under the…

2 days ago

ReImagine Appalachia urges Manchin to support “Build Back Better”

ReImagine Appalachia, an organization of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky and West Virginia labor leaders, policy experts and community leaders, urged U.S.…

3 days ago

Senate committee votes down Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative rule

The state Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee recently voted down a proposed regulation that would impose a tax on…

3 days ago

Auditor General calls for reform of Wolf’s ‘flawed’ business waiver process

Pennsylvania Auditor General Timothy DeFoor on Sept. 14 released a performance audit criticizing the Wolf administration’s waiver process for businesses…

4 days ago

Senate committees talk Iron Mountain Data Center, tax incentives

Two committees chaired by Pennsylvania Sens. John Yudichak (I-14) and Scott Hutchinson (R-21) toured the Iron Mountain Data Center on…

5 days ago

Rep. Kail to introduce bill designed to spur economic recovery

State Rep. Josh Kail (R-Beaver) plans to introduce a bill designed to spur business growth and investment in Pennsylvania. Specifically,…

1 week ago

Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives receives $50 million in federal tax credits

The U.S. Treasury Department recently awarded the Pittsburgh Urban Initiatives (PUI) $50 million in New Markets Tax Credits (NMTC). PUI…

1 week ago

PIDA approves three new loans

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) recently approved three new low-interest loans. One of the loans is for Weaver’s Sanitation…

2 weeks ago

Gov. Wolf’s RGGI plan takes step forward on 3-2 vote by review commission

The controversial plan to march Pennsylvania into the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) was narrowly approved by a state commission…

3 weeks ago

Energy companies react to IT infrastructure law

Talen Energy Corp., one of the largest competitive power generation and infrastructure companies in North America, and Cumulus Data, a…

3 weeks ago

State Reps. Marshall, Matzie and Quinn lead public hearing on solar energy

Pennsylvania Reps. Jim Marshall (R-Beaver/Butler), House Consumer Affairs Committee Chairman; Rob Matzie (D-Allegheny/Beaver), minority chairman; and Chris Quinn (R-Delaware) Consumer…

3 weeks ago

IFO: Pennsylvania ranks #2 in U.S. natural gas production

Pennsylvania now ranks second in the nation for natural gas production volume, according to new data released by the Pennsylvania…

3 weeks ago

Grants available to businesses and farmers

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently opened the application period for $1 million in 2021 Small Business Advantage…

4 weeks ago

New state law allows dairy processors to label milk with sell-by, best-by dates

Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding and Senator Elder Vogel, Chair of the Senate Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee, joined dairy leaders…

1 month ago

Pennsylvania wins motion against State College property management group

The Office of Attorney General recently won a motion against Associated Realty Property Management (ARPM), a student-housing company in State…

1 month ago

Farm to School Grant Program application period opens

The state recently opened the application period for the Farm to School Grant Program. Eligible applicants are private schools, charter…

1 month ago

Senate committee urges rejection of RGGI carbon-tax plan

Republicans in the Pennsylvania State Senate launched another counterattack on the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI) this week by firing…

1 month ago

Pennsylvania DEP fines Sunoco $85,666 for violations during Mariner East 2 construction

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently issued Sunoco Pipeline LP an $85,666 fine as part of a Consent…

1 month ago

Fire, EMS grant program opens application period

The application period for the 2021 Act 13 Unconventional Gas Well Fund Grant program recently open and will run through…

1 month ago

Corman announces transparency initiative for Senate expenses

Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-Bellefonte) announced last week that all Senate expenses would be made available to…

1 month ago

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