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Responsible State Spending

Government should operate within its means: evaluating the effectiveness of current programs; weeding out waste, fraud and abuse in spending; and investing wisely in worthy state-run programs that directly benefit taxpayers.

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Stop New Energy Taxes

Our natural gas industry holds the promise of economic growth and job creation. Additional taxes hinder this opportunity and drive companies to states with friendlier tax climates that share our resources. We're fighting against proposed new taxes on the industry that would pay for more state spending.

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We're long past 'how did we get here' on pensions - now it's time for real fixes

The analysis of Pennsylvania's pension crisis by Miriam Fox (PennLive, May 8 "This is the pension reform issue no one is talking about") was intriguing.

Oped: State lawmakers should free our spirits

The season of backyard barbecues is upon us.

$15 minimum wage is a job killer

The bandwagon for a $15-per-hour minimum wage has run head-on into the laws of economics.

Pennsylvania House approves bill to sell state's liquor wholesale system

House Republicans on Tuesday pushed ahead a set of changes to how alcohol is sold in the state, moving to privatize wholesale wine and spirits sales and expand the retail outlets where booze is available.

Letter to the Editor: Vitali's anti-gas stance hurts his neighbors

In his recent commentary, state Rep. Greg Vitali, D-166 of Haverford, continues to ignore important facts about Pennsylvania's natural gas industry ("Lobbyists, Money Do the Talking for Natural Gas Industry," March 6), which supports tens of thousands of good-paying jobs across the commonwealth and is responsible for dramatic air quality improvements that we all benefit from.

Marcellus Shale exports from Philly jump in 2016

The number of ships exporting Marcellus Shale natural-gas liquids out of Philadelphia's port quintupled in 2016, according to the Maritime Exchange, reflecting an increased flow of propane and other materials through Sunoco Logistics Partners' Marcus Hook terminal.

State lawmakers question drilling tax, wage hike as budget hearings begin

Three weeks of state budget hearings kicked off Tuesday with legislators scrutinizing Gov. Tom Wolf's proposals to enact a new tax on natural gas drilling and raise the minimum wage.

In five years, impact fee pumped $1B into drilling host communities

In the last five years, officials in bucolic Auburn Twp. used natural gas money to replace all the township's public works trucks with brand new ones.

Wine closer to store shelves

Grocery stores that already sell beer can start the application process today to add wine to their shelves.

Commentary: Outdated liquor laws are a hangover from Prohibition

HOW'S THIS for a head-scratcher: Apparently, out-of-state politicians and activists can be trusted to drink responsibly, but your average Philadelphian can't.

Pennsylvania justices toss case brought by beer distributors, free gas stations to sell suds

Grocery and convenience stores that operate gas pumps will no longer have to fear their liquor licenses will be challenged in court.

Liquor reform takes a big step, but when's next step?

The law allows grocery stores with licenses to sell beer to also sell wine.

Pa. State House passes pension reform bill; fate in Senate is uncertain

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives gave final passage Tuesday to a new set of reforms to the state's major public employee pension funds, but its immediate future in the state Senate is unclear.

Pa. House gives first nod to state pension reform plan: 'stacked hybrid' passes 150-41

A compromise pension reform bill that seeks to give everybody a win, but falls short of landmark change to some critics, easily passed its first test on the Pennsylvania House floor Monday, passing 150-41.

Senate passes pension oversight bill

The state auditor general would take over evaluating Scranton's distressed municipal pension plans to determine their fiscal soundness under a bill passed unanimously Tuesday by the Senate.

Pa. SERS pension assets fall to record low: just 58 cents of every $1 needed

After failing to meet its 7.5% long-term annual investment target in 4 of the past 8 years, and despite collecting a taxpayer surcharge of 30 cents on top of every $1 paid to the average state worker (or more than 40 cents for State Troopers and elected Senators and Representatives), the State Employees' Retirement System now has just 58 cents in investment assets for every $1 it will need to pay off future pensions.

Wolf calls for an 'honest budget,' tax increase

Eleven weary months later, Gov. Tom Wolf is about to deliver a second budget proposal that he says will narrowly focus on boosting school funding while raising taxes to pay for automatic cost increases.

Business groups cheer elimination of capital stock and franchise tax

It's rare for a tax to be done away with entirely, but, once in a while, it happens.

171-year-old Pennsylvania tax comes to an end

A Pennsylvania business tax that predated the Civil War and in modern times pumped hundreds of millions of dollars a year into state coffers has been swept away with the new year.