With online sales exploding, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for Pennsylvania to collect its sales and use taxes. In fact, the state Department of Revenue estimates $350-million dollars worth is going uncollected each year. The problem is that online retailers are under no obligation to collect the sales taxes of states in which they have no […]
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Governor Tom Corbett is out of the hospital, two days after surgery for a nagging back problem. The Governor was released this morning from Allegheny General Hospital. Orthopedic specialists Dr. Mark Fye and Dr. Patrick DeMeo treated him Monday for spinal stenosis. The condition results in compressed nerves and leads to persistent pain. The Governor […]
Walleye, bass and trout in eight Pennsylvania waterways have been tagged in conjunction with Cabela’s “Wanna Go Fishing for Millions?” promotion. Registered fishermen, who catch a tagged fish, win a prize. The promotion is already underway, but PA Fish and Boat Commission spokesman Eric Levis says it coincides perfectly with their annual “Fish-for-Free” day on […]
You would be able to buy a bottle of wine or liquor from your local beer distributor, under a plan that’s pending in Harrisburg. State Rep. John Payne (R-Dauphin) says adding 1,200 stores would be customer-friendly. “We could instantly use the existing distribution system. It’s not like you have to reinvent the wheel.” Payne tells […]
Welcome to PAMatters.com, a joint effort by Radio Pennsylvania and TFM Advertising. Since 2011, we have provided you with important news and information from the state capital and around the Commonwealth, as well as given you access to the governor of Pennsylvania. The Governor stops by every month to answer your emails and discuss the issues with […]
Now, don’t feel bad if you weren’t aware that Pennsylvanians go to the polls in the 2011 Primary Election tomorrow, May 17th. The fact is that these off-year elections generally draw less than 1 in 5 voters to the polls, despite a myriad of local races that may actually have more impact on our daily […]
Governor Tom Corbett should be up and walking later this evening, and his surgeons expect a full recovery. Corbett suffered from spinal stenosis, a common condition which is marked by a narrowing of the spinal cord. The lower back procedure was conducted at Allegheny General Hospital, and lasted about an hour and a half. In […]
Advocates hope legislation can sound the alarm on a silent killer — carbon monoxide (CO). SB920 would require that most homes be equipped with CO alarms at the time of sale. It would also mandate CO alarms in most multifamily homes and apartment units within one year, if it becomes law. CDC statistics show that […]
State House Republicans’ budget bill is positioned for floor debate the week of May 23rd. Like the plan laid out by Governor Tom Corbett in March, the House GOP budget would spend $27.3-billion dollars and raise no new taxes. Majority Leader Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) says the goal is to have “an on-time, no-tax increase budget” […]
The State House and Senate are each positioning distracted driving bills to ban the use of handheld cell phones and texting while driving. But, the key difference is enforcement. State Rep. Josh Shapiro (D-Montgomery) tells us that making it a primary offense will help to stop accidents from occurring in the first place, instead of […]
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