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07.18.19

Natural gas fees making 'impact' on multiple fronts

The numbers alone can speak for themselves.
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07.15.19

$1.37 Million in State Funding Awarded for Affordable Housing Initiatives in Centre County

Five Centre County organizations have received a combined $1.37 million in state funding to support local affordable housing programs.
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06.27.19

Shale gas impact fees raise $252 million, breaking record

Pennsylvania's impact fee on natural gas wells yielded its highest payout to date this year, the Public Utility Commission said on Thursday.
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06.21.19

Business, civic group opposes natural gas tax

Business and civic leaders, some from Indiana County, offered a rebuttal Thursday to Gov. Tom Wolf's plan to use what he calls "a commonsense severance tax" on natural gas to finance a $4.5 billion, 20-year "Restore Pennsylvania" bond issue.
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05.28.19

GOP counters Gov. Tom Wolf's capital plan with drilling, not taxes

Republicans who control Pennsylvania's Senate are preparing an alternative to Gov. Tom Wolf's proposal for a multibillion-dollar capital plan, funding it by allowing more natural gas drilling in state-owned forests rather than by taxing natural gas production.
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05.20.19

Governor's initiative contains hidden tax (letter)

Yogi Berra once famously stated, "It's like deja vu all over again."
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05.17.19

LETTER: Triple taxation of energy would hurt economy

Pennsylvania's economy is humming - more of us are working than ever before and tax revenues are coming in well beyond expectations, according to the Department of Revenue.
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05.01.19

Capitalize on natural gas opportunities

Natural gas is revitalizing Wyoming County.
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04.27.19

Critics of Restore Pennsylvania plan say it relies on only one industry for funding

Opponents of Gov. Tom Wolf's Restore Pennsylvania initiative held a news conference Thursday to express their concerns that the plan would unfairly impact the state's natural gas industry.
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04.26.19

As Restore PA, severance tax sales pitch continues, political & industry leaders tell Wolf to find a different way

Not long after Gov. Tom Wolf wrapped up his stop in Towanda to tout his natural gas severance tax-funded Restore PA initiative, business and industry officials, as well as representatives from neighboring Tioga and Wyoming counties, began sharing concerns via conference call that using a severance tax to fund a variety of much-longed-for infrastructure projects would do nothing but push the natural gas industry away and worsen the area's economic climate.
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04.25.19

Pennsylvania business and energy leader discuss opposition to RestorePA proposal

Tioga County commissioner Erick Coolidge; Pennsylvania Chamber of Business and Industry director of Government Affairs Kevin Sunday; president of the Wyoming Chamber of Commerce Gina Severcool Suydam; PIOGA president Dan Weaver and API-PA associate director Jonathan Lutz discussed the pitfalls of the $4.5 billion "Restore PA" initiative and its negative impacts on Pennsylvania's economy and the state’s natural gas industry.
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04.19.19

Legislators should nix severance tax

Gov. Tom Wolf's "Restore Pennsylvania" fund sounds nice, but it's really just a vehicle to impose another severance tax.
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04.12.19

County official rejects Pa. plan: Matt McConnell says governor's tax on gas drillers will stunt growth

A Mercer County commissioner and Pennsylvania business groups expressed their opposition Thursday to Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed severance tax on natural gas drillers.
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04.08.19

Use caution with Wolf's gas tax proposal

In his relentless push for a natural gas severance tax, Gov. Tom Wolf has gotten much better at the practical side of the initiative.
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04.07.19

Letter to the editor: Capitalizing on Pittsburgh's energy advantages

The article "Texas report: Pennsylvania 2nd only to us in natural gas production" (March 13, TribLIVE) pointed out that even though Texas is the United States' de facto energy capital, Pennsylvania is a major player.
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