Posts by: Christin Brown

HARRISBURG,  May 24, 2011 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today praised Senate passage of a compromise bill that extends unemployment benefits and makes changes that will help shore up the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund. “It has taken considerable effort and an honest look at our priorities to strike a balance between what is best […]

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HARRISBURG,  May 10, 2011 –  State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today praised colleagues for including provisions from her unemployment reforms in legislation that was unanimously reported out of a key Senate committee. Thousands of unemployed Pennsylvanians will lose their extended federal benefits on June 11 unless the state makes changes to its unemployment law required […]

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HARRISBURG,  May 2, 2011 –  State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione, along with Democratic colleagues, today urged the state Department of Revenue to aggressively audit the tax filings of Marcellus Shale drilling companies in light of proliferation of Delaware subsidiaries. “The boom in natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania has been mirrored by a similar rise in […]

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Delaware Loophole – Background Delaware has no corporate tax on income from “non-tangible assets,” such as leases, trademarks, royalties and copyrights. Large corporations form Delaware subsidiaries and transfer ownership of such assets, then makes steep payments for the use of the assets, making them deductible expenses in Pennsylvania. The toy store ToysRUs owns a Delaware […]

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HARRISBURG,  May 2, 2011 – The budget plan offered by House Republicans yesterday ignores obvious remedies for Pennsylvania’s budget problems and lopsided business –tax system,  State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione said today. “It’s better than what Governor Corbett proposed, but barely,” Tartaglione said. “It’s the same song with a new arrangement: Cut the needy; save […]

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HARRISBURG,  April 26, 2011 –  Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione today announced the introduction of legislation intended to prevent as many as 135,000 laid-off  workers from losing unemployment benefits. “The economic recovery has been strong on Wall Street, but slow on Main Street,” Tartaglione said. “Banks and large corporations are making money, but hiring hasn’t caught […]

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Philadelphia – April 15, 2011 –Senate Democratic Policy Committee Chair Lisa Boscola (D-Northampton/Lehigh/Monroe) said Democrats will hone their PA Works jobs and economic development plan with many of the ideas offered at yesterday’s roundtable discussion in Philadelphia. “I thought the region’s labor, business, government and training experts who took part in yesterday’s discussion had some […]

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Philadelphia– April 14, 2011 –State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione joined Democratic colleagues today to announce a budget plan that underscores their budget priorities and includes $1.14 billion in total savings, new revenues and efficiencies. At a news conference today at Temple University, Democrats offered the budget plan in response to Governor Tom Corbett’s proposal to […]

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Harrisburg, April 14, 2011 – In response to yesterday’s Senate Law and Justice Committee hearing on the modernization of the Liquor Control Board operations and in conjunction with the Senate Democrats “Budget Savings Plan,” three Democratic senators are unveiling legislation aimed at modernizing Pennsylvania’s wine and spirit store operations.  “We must continue to find ways […]

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HARRISBURG,  April 11, 2011 –  The state Senate Appropriations committee today approved a measure that will ensure firefighters that they and their families will be protected financially if they contract cancer on the job, state Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione announced. “We’ve made terrific progress in recognizing the risk for firefighters and acknowledging the responsibilities of […]

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