CPBJ - Government http://www.cpbj.com/section/government Government News Government en-us Copyright 2015 Central Penn Business Journal Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:42:38 EST Fri, 06 Mar 2015 16:42:38 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150306/CPBJ01/150309837&source=RSS In brief PLCB returns more than 2M in fees to municipalities The Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board recently distributed more than 2. 1 million in licensing fees to more than 1,100 municipalities. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:41:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150306/CPBJ01/150309837&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150306/CPBJ01/150309840&source=RSS State unemployment up slightly in January nonfarm jobs up over the year Pennsylvania shed 3,500 seasonally adjusted nonfarm jobs in January compared to December, but jobs were still up 62,400 over the year, according to the latest report from the state Department of Labor and Industry. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 10:15:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150306/CPBJ01/150309840&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150306/CPBJ01/150309849&source=RSS New hotel tax payments proposed in Lebanon County The Lebanon County Board of Commissioners has proposed how to spend about a quarter of a million annual dollars generated from its hotel tax. Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:26:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150306/CPBJ01/150309849&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150306/CPBJ01/303049993&source=RSS Editorial Cooperation needed for good development From the day the first mega-warehouse was proposed in the midstate, there have been supporters and haters of such projects. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:15:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150306/CPBJ01/303049993&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150306/CPBJ01/303049994&source=RSS Rising surplus A snapshot of Pennsylvania legislative spending Pennsylvania's General Assembly has spent more than 300 million in each of the last three fiscal years, while the legislative surplus has grown by more than 20 million since 2012, according to the Pennsylvania Legislative Audit Advisory Commission. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:15:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150306/CPBJ01/303049994&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150306/CPBJ01/303049998&source=RSS Property owner pushes for downtown growth Not much has worked out well since Sam Cressler purchased the former Beistle Co. plant off East Orange Street in Shippensburg. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:15:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150306/CPBJ01/303049998&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150305/CPBJ01/150309880&source=RSS Lebanon County to refinance bonds, thanks to new rating Lebanon County likely will save hundreds of thousands of dollars on a bond refinancing plan it approved Thursday. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 12:05:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150305/CPBJ01/150309880&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150305/CPBJ01/150309887&source=RSS Upper Allen Township tackles Winding Hill Park East expansion Upper Allen Township officials plan to turn 12 acres donated by a local developer into an expansion of Winding Hills Park East. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 10:04:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150305/CPBJ01/150309887&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150304/CPBJ01/150309906&source=RSS Central Pa. chambers join 250 others around U.S. to urge Congress to fund transportation The impending insolvency of the federal Highway Trust Fund has prompted three Central Pennsylvania chambers of commerce to urge Congress to pass a long-term federal transportation authorization bill. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:47:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150304/CPBJ01/150309906&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150304/CPBJ01/150309907&source=RSS Local officials gear up for BRAC fight Pentagon pitches new round of cuts A Pentagon official told Congress Tuesday that a fresh BRAC round of installation closures would save money this time. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:32:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150304/CPBJ01/150309907&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150304/CPBJ01/150309915&source=RSS Penn National gains in slots revenue three straight months After 32 months of year-to-year losses or very meager gains, slots revenue has gone up at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course in Dauphin County for three straight months, according to the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:52:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150304/CPBJ01/150309915&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150304/CPBJ01/150309923&source=RSS Midstate lawmakers taking lead on municipal pension reform bill With the governor's budget address now over and hearings on a 2015-16 spending plan slated to begin next week, legislative proposals should begin to move in the General Assembly. Wed, 04 Mar 2015 09:06:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150304/CPBJ01/150309923&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150304/CPBJ01/150309936&source=RSS New House subcommittee focusing on connecting tech ed students with jobs A resolution approved Tuesday by the state House of Representatives will create the Select Subcommittee on Technical Education and Career Readiness to refocus Pennsylvania's secondary and post-secondary education on career training and connect graduates with jobs, according to the measure's co-sponsor, Rep. Stan Saylor R-Red Lion. Tue, 03 Mar 2015 15:56:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150304/CPBJ01/150309936&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150227/CPBJ01/302269998&source=RSS One month for Gov. Wolf Busy, but no surprises It's been more than a month since York County's Tom Wolf took the oath of office as Pennsylvania's 47th governor. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:45:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150227/CPBJ01/302269998&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150303/CPBJ01/150309964&source=RSS Gov. Tom Wolf pitches 29.9B budget Gov. Tom Wolf today delivered a 29. 9 billion general fund budget proposal for 2015-16 that includes broad-based tax increases that amount to about 2. 5 billion after promised property tax and rent relief. Mon, 02 Mar 2015 16:39:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150303/CPBJ01/150309964&source=RSS