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State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione released the following statement about today’s budget vote in the Appropriations Committee:

“It’s been said many times that the state budget process is about choices. Sometimes, those choices are tough.

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HARRISBURG, June 20, 2011 – Democratic lawmakers today introduced legislation that would blunt the Philadelphia School Reform Commission’s (SRC) attempt to violate seniority provisions in the existing teacher labor contract and then potentially cancel other labor agreements on June 30.

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HARRISBURG,  June 17, 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. “I am grateful that my colleagues have seen the wisdom of preserving and extending benefits during the worst days of […]

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Philadelphia,  June 17, 2011 – State Sen. Christine M. Tartaglione joined local bank executives, homeowners and consumer advocates in support of restored funding for Pennsylvania’s emergency mortgage assistance program. At a news conference at City Hall, Tartaglione said preventing foreclosures is a key component of economic recovery. “Over the next two weeks, I will be […]

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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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