Friday, July 11, 2014

July 14 PA Environment Digest Now Available

The July 14 PA Environment Digest now available.  Click Here to print entire Digest. 

Gov. Corbett Cuts Senate, House Funding $72.2 Million, Reviewing Options On Pensions
Gov. Tom Corbett said Thursday he signed the FY 2014-15 state budget-- House Bill 2328 (Adolph-R-Delaware)-- and the Fiscal Code bill-- House Bill 278 (Baker-R-Tioga), but item vetoed $72.2 million in funding going to the Senate and House saying they need to participate in being financially responsible to the taxpayers of Pennsylvania.

Gov. Corbett Item Vetoes Legislative Earmarks In Fiscal Code Bill
While Gov. Corbett signed the Fiscal Code bill-- House Bill 278 (Baker-R-Tioga)-- implementing the budget which included provisions creating a new community college and regulating conventional oil and gas well separately from Marcellus Shale wells, he did item veto certain provisions with specific dollar amounts attached.

Chesapeake Bay Foundation Applauds Passage Of New Stormwater Legislation
LeeAnn Murray, PA Assistant Director and Staff Attorney for the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, issued this statement following the passage of Senate Bill 1255 (Erickson-R-Delaware), legislation that will help local communities reduce the costs associated with urban and suburban polluted runoff.

Latest DEP Video Highlights Restoration Of Bennett Branch/Sinnemahoning Creek
The latest in a series of educational videos highlighting the wide-ranging work of DEP staff is now available on the department's YouTube channel.

House Returns To Session August 4 To Consider Philly Cigarette Tax Bill
The House will return to session August 4 to consider House Bill 1177 (Lucas-R-Crawford) authorizing Philadelphia to impose a new cigarette tax to fund Philly schools, but everything else on the Calendar is fair game too.

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