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Pennsylvania budget makers eye revival of natural gas gross receipts tax

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Budget makers in an 11th-hour search for cash to support a deficit-strapped budget are considering reinstating a gross receipts tax on natural gas sales in Pennsylvania, senators said Thursday. The idea is one of several that have been brought up in budget negotiations with Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf, and House and Senate Republican majority leaders have ...

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Pennsylvania’s carbon-cutting plan will await US court fight

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration isn’t planning to meet the first deadline for states to submit compliance reports under President Barack Obama’s plan to curtail greenhouse gas emissions from power plants. Wolf’s environmental protection secretary, John Quigley, said his agency is waiting for courts to settle legal challenges, StateImpact Pennsylvania reports. The first deadline is September. ...

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Editorials from around Pennsylvania

IT’S UP TO TRUMP TO UNITE REPUBLICANS, May 5 With both Ted Cruz and John Kasich ending their campaigns for the presidency, it now appears certain that Donald Trump will become the Republican Party’s nominee. What seemed far-fetched when the “braggadocious” real estate tycoon announced his candidacy last year has become a reality that threatens to tear apart the GOP. ...

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Pennsylvania’s embattled attorney general won’t run again

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane walks to a news conference in Scranton, Pa., Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2016. Kane said she will not seek a second term, facing pressure from within her own party after being hobbled for months by criminal perjury charges and the suspension of her law license. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — The state’s embattled attorney general said Tuesday she will not seek a second term, facing pressure from within her own party after being hobbled for months by perjury charges and the suspension of her law license. Democratic Attorney General Kathleen Kane announced the decision in Scranton, her hometown, just hours before a deadline to submit signatures ...

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Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

Wolf administration to tighten methane rules for drillers

A proposal to require natural-gas drillers to reduce methane emissions will help make Pennsylvania a “national leader” in efforts to combat global warming, the Wolf administration said on Wednesday. Requiring the industry to reduce methane leaks at well pads, compressor stations and processing facilities in the Marcellus Shale could result in a 40 percent reduction in emissions, Environmental Secretary John ...

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Few details as Pennsylvania budget impasse lingers

HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania’s budget impasse entered its sixth month Tuesday, with scant new details about what shape a final deal might take. Frustrated lawmakers emerged from closed-door meetings with few revelations about if, how, or where progress had been made. Some rank-and-file House members wondered aloud what they might eventually vote on, and when. “The devil is in the details,” ...

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Group wants ‘bomb trains’ rerouted around Limerick plant

Montgomery County, Pa. A Tri-County environmental advocacy group has asked federal, state and local officials to reroute railroad tracks that carry crude oil near the Limerick Nuclear Generating station to prevent a disaster in a derailment. Norfolk Southern and Limerick officials counter that there are safety features in place to respond to fires and other derailment hazards. Alliance for a ...

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Wolf: December budget ‘more realistic’

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HARRISBURG — Al though the monthslong impasse over a state budget seems poised to end, a final spending plan probably won’t be enacted until December, Gov. Wolf said Monday. In a radio interview, the governor said he had hoped the deal would be complete by Thanksgiving — as he and legislative leaders said last week — but called “more realistic” ...

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