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State business leaders argue that governor’s budget will further harm struggling employers

During a House Majority Policy Committee hearing this week, several Pennsylvania business leaders testified on the negative impacts of Gov.…

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Legislation aims to more than double state’s film industry incentive

Legislation recently introduced in the state Senate aims to increase investment from the film industry. The legislation, introduced by Sen.…

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PIDA approves nearly $2M in loans for infrastructure projects in four counties

The Pennsylvania Industrial Development Authority (PIDA) recently awarded nearly $2 million in low-interest loans to four projects in Bucks, Montgomery,…

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Department of Labor and Industry reveals permanent loss of 500,000 jobs due to economic shutdowns

During a House Appropriations Committee budget hearing Tuesday, Jennifer Berrier, acting secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry…

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New grant program to provide hospitality industry relief

A new grant program, the COVID-19 Hospitality Industry Recovery Program (CHIRP), will assist local businesses in the hospitality industry that…

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Pennsylvania receives $27.4M mine reclamation grant

The U.S. Department of the Interior recently awarded Pennsylvania a $27.4 million grant through the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation…

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Legislation would require General Assembly to consider RGGI

State Rep. Jim Struzzi (R-Indiana), a member of the House Appropriations Committee, re-introduced legislation in the state House of Representatives…

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Bill aims to align state government spending with economic concerns

Legislation recently introduced in the state Senate would ensure the state budget aligns with the economy and what taxpayers can…

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House Democratic Policy Committee hosts hearing on efforts to create more energy jobs in PA

State Rep. Pam Snyder (D-Greene/Fayette/Westmoreland) on Wednesday hosted a House Democratic Policy Committee hearing to discuss Pennsylvania’s diverse energy portfolio…

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Committee hears testimony on proposed increase in Personal Income Tax

The House Majority Policy Committee recently heard testimony on Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed 46 percent increase in the Personal Income…

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Agency bans fracking in Delaware River Basin

A multi-state and federal government agency permanently banned natural gas drilling in the watershed that leads to the Delaware River…

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Senate, House GOP leaders address ‘prejudicial’ language in emergency declaration ballot question

State Senate President Pro Tempore Jake Corman (R-34), Senate Majority Leader Kim Ward (R-39), and House Majority Leader Kerry Benninghoff…

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House Appropriations Committee questions DEP secretary

The Pennsylvania House Appropriations Committee recently questioned Patrick McDonnell, Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) secretary, following McDonnell's testimony about proper…

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Gov. Wolf’s proposed new tax on energy production draws ire from natgas industry

Gov. Tom Wolf unveiled Monday his $3 billion workforce and economic development plan, Back to Work PA, which would be…

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Mid Penn Bancorp distributes more than $290M in small business loans

Millersburg-based Mid Penn Bancorp has approved and disbursed more than $290 million in loans for small businesses since the 2021…

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Sen. Langerholc, Rep. Dowling oppose PennDOT plan to toll state bridges

The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) recently announced the launch of its PennDOT Pathways Major Bridge Public-Private Partnership (P3) initiative,…

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CompetePA Coalition urges Gov. Wolf to reconsider proposed tax increases in budget

The CompetePA Coalition is urging Gov. Tom Wolf to reconsider business tax increases included in his 2021-2022 budget proposal. CompetePA,…

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IRRC calls for one-year delay of RGGI mandate, questions governor’s unilateral decision

The Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC) has called for a one-year moratorium on the implementation of Gov. Tom Wolf’s mandate…

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House Appropriations Committee holds budget hearing

The state House Appropriations Committee began budget hearings Tuesday, hearing testimony from representatives of the Independent Fiscal Office (IFO), the…

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Legislation would improve process for former inmates to enter work force

Legislation that will soon be introduced in the state House of Representatives would improve access to jobs for former inmates…

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