Allegheny lawmakers confront the casino cartel

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  News, Pennsylvania, Regulations, Taxes  /  No Comments

Two Republicans from Allegheny County want to expand the use of video gaming terminals to bars and truck stops. Casino bosses are not happy.

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Pennsylvania Towing Association rails against attempt to force towers to register with the state

By   /  March 31, 2017  /  Pennsylvania, Regulations, State Government  /  No Comments

A Pennsylvania lawmaker wants to rein in “rogue tow truck operators,” but the Pennsylvania Towing Association says new legislation would do more harm than good.

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Pennsylvania State Police can’t say what they spent questionable funds on

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  Budget and Spending, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

The possibly illegal funds were combined with other money and used to cover the agency’s general expenses, making tracking impossible.

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West Virginia Senate backing away from soda tax increase, House still entertaining it

By   /  March 29, 2017  /  State Budgets, State Government, Taxes, West Virginia  /  No Comments

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West Virginia House and Senate Republicans introduced a slew of soda-tax bills that stand to increase taxes on soft drinks by 500 percent.

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Liberal, conservative groups unite against Pennsylvania mandatory minimums

By   /  March 27, 2017  /  Criminal Justice, News, Pennsylvania, State Government  /  No Comments

As Pennsylvania considers reimposing mandatory minimum sentences, many other states are cutting back on theirs.

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Report: Pennsylvania illegally funded police with more than $222 million of highway money

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Accountability, Pennsylvania, Power Abuse, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Pennsylvania violated its state constitution last fiscal year by diverting more than $222.2 million away from state roads and giving it to the state police.

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