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Governor banks on $1 billion in tax cuts spurring growth that will generate more than $1 billion in revenue
Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget proposal calls for eliminating a capital stock and franchise tax that generates more than $300 million a year in revenue, and the governor is also suggesting that the state work toward cutting the corporate income tax — which generates $2 billion a year in revenue — by almost one-third by 2025.
State explores near-magical fix for backlog of broken-down bridges
Pennsylvania is exploring a plan that would pave the way for the state to possibly complete a decade’s worth of bridge repairs in a year or two.
Job seekers find a big rig pays off
Robert Boyd quit his job as a bank assistant branch manager to start truck-driving school in September. He graduated in December and landed work behind the wheel of a rig at twice the pay.
Hiring plan helps state police but staffing crisis looms
Gov. Tom Corbett’s budget would pay to add 290 state police troopers by 2014, but the hires will not fill all the vacancies and troopers warn that by mid-summer about 1-in-4 troopers will be eligible for retirement.
Corbett budget plan would boost spending by 3 percent
Highlights of Gov. Tom Corbett’s 2013-14 spending plan for the year that starts July 1. Corbett announced the plan today.
THE BIG PICTURE:
— Increases overall state spending by nearly 3 percent to $28.4 billion.
— Raises $28.4 billion through taxes, fees and other revenue sources.
— Does not increase the personal income tax or sales tax.
Local state representative critical of governor's transportation funding plan
A state representative from Crawford County is among the Republicans expressing concern about a transportation funding plan Gov. Tom Corbett is expected to announce soon.
State Emergency Management Agency offers storm prep tips
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency reminds persons to prepare for two scenarios in the event of severe weather: to remain in their homes during the duration of a storm; or to evacuate if recommended or ordered by local authorities.
Turnpike expands restrictions due to storm
Due to the dangerous wind speeds associated with Hurricane Sandy, the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) are expanding temporary speed limit reductions and some vehicle restrictions to eastern and south central Pa. roadways.
Dangerous winds lead to turnpike restrictions
Due to the dangerous wind speeds associated with Hurricane Sandy, beginning at 10 a.m. today the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) and the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission (PTC) will temporarily reduce the speed limit to 45 mph and restrict certain types of vehicles on some southeast Pa. roadways.
Homeland Security gives pointers on surviving shooting sprees
With seminars, online courses, posters, a booklet and even a pocket card highlighting salient points, the Department of Homeland Security is offering tips on how to survive a shooting spree.
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