PennLive reports that the gambling expansion plan passed by the House includes a component that wasn’t included in an earlier Senate version of the plan – some 40,000 video gaming terminals placed in airports, taverns, and other locations around the state. Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa explains how this and other concerns will affect the […]
As budget negotiations go on, a plan approved by the House that would expand gambling beyond casino walls has yet to be addressed by the Senate. Ideas for generating revenue include borrowing against anticipated future funds from a 1998 national tobacco settlement, leasing the Pennsylvania Farm Show complex, and selling off the naming rights to […]
Senate Appropriations Committee member, Sen. John Eichelberger, R-Blair, and Sen. Art Haywood, D-Montgomery, join us to discuss the latest news regarding the budget, such as a plan to borrow against future Tobacco Settlement Fund moneys and pay back the debt with interest in order to fund the state budget. Some of the issues discussed include […]
Christopher Gwinn, Chief of Interpretation & Education at the Gettysburg National Military Park, and Supervisory Ranger Angela Atkinson, talk to us about the events at Gettysburg and Civil War history.
This week, we’re joined in the studio by Marc Levy, Reporter for the Associated Press. He’ll talk to us about the latest updates on the budget, including pensions, gambling, and what we’ll see in the final weeks before the deadline of June 30th. Sen. David Argall, Senate Republican Policy Committee Chair, discusses legislation that would […]
Pittsburgh’s drinking culture is a story of its people: vibrant, hardworking and innovative. During Prohibition, the Hill District became a center of jazz, speakeasies and creative cocktails. In the following decades, a group of Cuban bartenders brought the nightlife of Havana to a robust café culture along Diamond Street. Disco clubs gripped the city in […]
Chris Nicholas, Principal of the Eagle Consulting Group, and Pete Shelly, Partner at Shelly-Lyons Affairs and Communications come to our program to talk about the budget. Some of the expected topics include pensions, gambling, and a natural gas severance tax.
The state budget is due at the end of this month. Vincent Hughes, Minority Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, gives his views on the negotiations and what his caucus would like to see in the budget bill that ends up on Governor Wolf’s desk for his signature.