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State Treasurer Torsella Authorizes $650 Million Short-Term Loan to PA

Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella announced the authorization of an $800 million line of credit from Treasury’s Short Term Investment Pool (STIP) to the General...

Horror Stories of Human Trafficking

The abuse began when “Susan” turned eight; by age 13, she was a runaway with a boyfriend who sold her for food. Three years...

Pennsylvania Announces Composition of Census 2020 Complete Count Commission

Governor Tom Wolf announced that Pennsylvania has selected organizations to be on the Governor’s Census 2020 Complete Count Commission. The Commission will support the...

Major Family Medical Leave Reform Introduced in PA

Senators Tom Killion and Andy Dinniman have introduced a bill to substantially extend family medical leave provisions in Pennsylvania.  The bipartisan legislation would expand...
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Taxpayers Deserve Timely, Effective Solution on Contract Posting

(Susquehanna Valley Policy Institute, by David Atkinson) Pennsylvania’s updated open records law was a monumental upgrade and a major win for advocates of more accessible...

Department of Revenue Urges Caution with Tax Refund Anticipation Loans

With the tax filing season underway, the Department of Revenue is reminding Pennsylvanians to use caution and look at all their options when considering...

2018 Marks the Best Year on Record for the PA 529...

Pennsylvania State Treasurer Joe Torsella said the Pennsylvania 529 College and Career Savings Program (PA 529) recorded the best year in its 25-year history...

Lawmaker Reintroduces Pension Forfeiture for Law Breakers

State Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) has reintroduced legislation ensuring public officials and employees who commit job-related felonies are stripped of their taxpayer-funded pensions. This legislation,...

Former PennDOT Executive Pleads Guilty to Accepting Bribes in Exchange for...

A former PennDOT official pled guilty to conflict of interest – restricted activities, a felony, for soliciting and accepting bribes from at least one...

PA Governor Wolf takes Oath at 2019 Swearing-In Ceremony

Here is the Governor's speech: First – always first – I want to thank Frances, and our two wonderful daughters: Sarah and Katie. I love...

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