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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Legislature Preparing for End of Session

With only a few Session days remaining in it 2014 schedule, the General Assembly passed the $2 per pack cigarette tax for Philadelphia school funding, debated gun control, moved a medical marijuana bill, and took steps to pass a new capital budget authorization. House and Senate leadership are still unable, however, to agree on major initiatives including pension reform or modernization/sales of the state liquor system.


House Passes Resolution to Study Wind, Other Energy Sources in Pa

Last week the House approved House Resolution 925 sponsored by Rep. Kathy Rapp by a 181-11 vote. The Resolution directs the Joint State Government Commission (JSGC) to conduct a study and report on the scale and impact of wind turbines in Pennsylvania.


Senate Appropriations Approves Energy Efficiency Bill

The Senate Appropriations committee unanimously approved The State Agency Green Technology Implementation Act, which provides for testing of new, environmentally beneficial and energy efficient technologies within various state agencies.