CPBJ - Government http://www.cpbj.com/section/government Government News Government en-us Copyright 2014 Central Penn Business Journal Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:19:05 EST Fri, 18 Apr 2014 14:19:05 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140418/CPBJ01/140419721&source=RSS Newsmakers Lobbying Business featured this week Triad Strategies Thu, 17 Apr 2014 16:25:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140418/CPBJ01/140419721&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140418/CPBJ01/304179995&source=RSS Central Pa. businesses sweat potential National Guard cuts When Kevin Zearfoss bought Moose's LZ Bar Grill in Lebanon County in 2005, the prime location served as a huge part of his businesses plan. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:30:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140418/CPBJ01/304179995&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140418/CPBJ01/304179997&source=RSS Bills rekindle discussions about minimum-wage increases Linda Grove bought her first Subway franchise in York in 1991. She eventually owned four restaurants in the city and neighboring West York. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:30:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140418/CPBJ01/304179997&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140417/CPBJ01/140419752&source=RSS Pa. general fund revenues below budget for first quarter A state Independent Fiscal Office report shows general fund collections are off in the first quarter of 2014. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 10:14:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140417/CPBJ01/140419752&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140417/CPBJ01/140419753&source=RSS Susquehanna basin water quality focus of analysis The state Department of Environmental Protection will keep up its analysis of water quality, water flow, sediment, pesticides, hormones, invertebrates, fish tissue and more in the Susquehanna River basin in 2014. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:37:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140417/CPBJ01/140419753&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140417/CPBJ01/140419766&source=RSS Dickinson Township residents file court appeal to stop warehouse plan A group of residents who oppose the Goodman Birtcher warehouse project in Dickinson Township filed a land-use appeal Wednesday in the state Supreme Court. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140417/CPBJ01/140419766&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140417/CPBJ01/140419776&source=RSS Ruling cuts Pa. tobacco losses by two-thirds A judge has overruled an arbitration panel's decision reducing a cut in Pennsylvania's tobacco settlement receipts by two-thirds. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:10:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140417/CPBJ01/140419776&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140416/CPBJ01/140419788&source=RSS Treasury Small biz lending up 12.5B Those receiving capital through the Small Business Lending Fund boosted small-business lending by 12. 5 billion over baseline levels and 1. 3 billion over the previous quarter, the U. S. Department of the Treasury reported. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 15:36:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140416/CPBJ01/140419788&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140416/CPBJ01/140419810&source=RSS Report Pa. 33rd among states for economic outlook Pennsylvania is staring up at 36 states for economic performance in the latest state economic competitiveness index from the American Legislative Exchange Council. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:14:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140416/CPBJ01/140419810&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140416/CPBJ01/140419820&source=RSS Former Harrisburg receiver part of program on municipal financial distress The division between Harrisburg City Council and former Mayor Linda Thompson's administration over state intervention, debt recovery plans and, ultimately, receivership, was &#8220necessary to get to the goal line,&#8221 former receiver David Unkovic said Monday. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 09:12:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140416/CPBJ01/140419820&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140416/CPBJ01/140419835&source=RSS Sen. Pat Vance opposing Sunoco Pipeline request to be a public utility State Sen. Pat Vance, R-CumberlandYork, wrote to the Public Utility Commission Tuesday urging it to disapprove Sunoco Pipeline L. P. 's recent request to become an official public utility corporation. Wed, 16 Apr 2014 08:21:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140416/CPBJ01/140419835&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140415/CPBJ01/140419856&source=RSS Pa. Senate Democrat takes aim at no-bid contracts A proposal to level the playing field and curb &#8220pay-to-play&#8221 practices over government contracts is circulating in the state Senate. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:36:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140415/CPBJ01/140419856&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140415/CPBJ01/140419864&source=RSS Cumberland County gets AAA bond rating commissioners award bridge bid The Cumberland County commissioners awarded a 650,466 bid Monday for the replacement of Enck's Mill Road Bridge. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:44:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140415/CPBJ01/140419864&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140415/CPBJ01/140419879&source=RSS Businesses seem to know power About two out of every five electricity customers in Pennsylvania have chosen to switch energy suppliers. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:16:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140415/CPBJ01/140419879&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140414/CPBJ01/140419885&source=RSS Three Harrisburg mansions being auctioned this week Three Harrisburg mansions that have long been used as either commercial or industrial spaces will be auctioned April 17. Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:18:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20140414/CPBJ01/140419885&source=RSS