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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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Northeast needs more gas pipelines, says new report

A new report out this week from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce argues the northeastern United States needs more natural gas pipelines.

Pennsylvania legislators advance alcohol, gambling measures

Harrisburg lawmakers on Tuesday advanced legislation on two issues that could play key roles in budget talks later this spring: liquor and gambling.

Letter to the Editor: Severance fee foe

In an April 2 editorial ("Markets will support new gas tax") The Times-Tribune continues its obsession with a massive energy tax increase that would cost good-paying Pennsylvania jobs, increase energy costs for consumers and severely undercut the state's economic competitiveness.

Letter to the Editor: Tax bad for jobs

An editorial about the governor's proposed severance tax ("Markets will support new gas tax," April 2) overlooked an important fact: Pennsylvania already taxes the natural gas industry.

Uptick in 'downstream' energy job openings provides hope that Western Pennsylvania's employment is improving

Despite a two-year downturn in the oil and gas industry, "downstream" opportunities such as power plants and pipelines are feeding a growing sense that the employment outlook in Western Pennsylvania is improving.

Harrisburg revs up for natural gas severance tax fight

Lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf are eyeing a new tax on Pennsylvania's shale gas industry as one way to address a $600 million-and-growing revenue shortfall--although any such proposal faces strong lobbying interests.

Natural gas is driving manufacturing's revival in Pa.

A Jan. 15 column ("Put Methane in its Place, Not the Atmosphere" by Brian O'Neill) calls for more unnecessary regulations that would increase costs, stunt Pennsylvania's job growth and thwart any manufacturing renaissance while producing no real benefits.

Pennsylvania township OKs $6 billion ethane cracker plant

Supervisors of a western Pennsylvania township have granted a conditional use permit for a $6 billion petrochemical, or ethane cracker, plant proposed by Shell Chemicals.

Grocery, convenience stores see benefits to Pennsylvania's new liquor law

Gov. Tom Wolf last week signed into law a new bill that is being touted as the most historic change to Pennsylvania's liquor laws since Prohibition.

What's in the cocktail of Pennsylvania liquor law changes

Republican leaders of the Pennsylvania House surprised many this week when they pushed through a bill to allow sales of wine at groceries and to make other changes to how alcohol is sold.

Chipping away at Prohibition

Pennsylvania's state liquor system is on the way out

Winery owners say new law should be boon to business

Owners of wineries throughout Northeastern Pennsylvania said they will see positive impacts from a historic liquor bill Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law Wednesday that will expand wine sales.

House votes to revive bill to alter public sector pensions

A public sector pension bill that was resoundingly defeated in the Pennsylvania House back in December is getting a new lease on life.

Addressing pension reform is key in state's long-term fiscal stability

David Fillman's recent oped ("This year, lawmakers need to close the 'Delaware loophole' once and for all," May 17) calling for irresponsible tax and spend policies will do nothing to move Pennsylvania forward.

State officials mull option for Scranton's troubled pension funds

Supporters of municipal pension reform are proposing to smooth the way for Scranton's troubled pension system to come under state management.

State officials mull option for Hazleton's pension funds

Supporters of municipal pension reform are proposing to smooth the way for Hazleton's troubled pension system to come under state management.

New year ends much-reviled business tax in Pennsylvania

A much-reviled Pennsylvania business tax has been swept out by the new year.

New year ends Pa.'s despised capital stock and franchise tax on business

A much-reviled Pennsylvania business tax has been swept out by the new year.

In budget mire, far apart

Almost since the day he took office, Gov. Wolf has said he's not accustomed to Harrisburg's dysfunction.

Tax-friendly states are gaining Pa. retirees

By adding an average of 803 new residents each day between July 1, 2013, and July 1, 2014, Florida recently passed New York to become the nation's third most populous state, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.