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 […]

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 […]

Governor to have Back Surgery on Monday

News services in Pittsburgh and Erie are reporting that Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett will undergo back surgery  Monday in Pittsburgh for treatment of spinal stenosis. The surgery at Allegheny General Hospital will require the governor to stay in the hospital for one or two days, the governor’s office announced today. Corbett is expected to resume […]