Marcellus Shale and Severance Tax

Recently some discussion has arisen about taxing the companies involved in extracting gas from the Marcellus Shale. Pennsylvania already has one of the highest corporate taxes and increasing an additional tax burden in the form of a severance tax would likely have the effect of decreasing their participation in Pennsylvania. The companies are already paying …

The Facts on Pennsylvania Education Spending

Pennsylvania Education Spending Gov. Tom Corbett’s FY 2011-12 budget proposal includes $63.6 billion in total operating spending—$27.3 billion in General Fund spending—a reduction of $3.3 billion from FY 2010-11. This budget restores overall spending to pre-stimulus levels and proposes no new taxes. PUBLIC SCHOOLS HAVE OVER $3 BILLION IN RESERVES Public school fund balances grew …

Committee to meet June 20, 2011

The full committee of the Erie County Republican Party will meet on June 20, 2011 at 7 pm. The venue is the Millcreek Township Building on West 26th Street. All candidates for county and township offices are invited to present their positions and platforms or send their representatives, to address the attendees. This event has …

Former Sen. Santorum to make important announcement Monday

Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA)  is preparing to make a major announcement regarding the  2012 campaign for President of the United States on Monday, June 6, 2011 11:00 AM ET This nationally covered event will be held in front of the Somerset County Courthouse 111 East Union Street Somerset, PA 15501 (located less than …