CPBJ - Government http://www.cpbj.com/section/government Government News Government en-us Copyright 2015 Central Penn Business Journal Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:51:45 EST Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:51:45 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150129/CPBJ01/150129685&source=RSS IFO revises state's revenue projections up for 2014-15 Lower gas prices have led the state Independent Fiscal Office to increase its revenue projections for the state for the fiscal year by about 250 million. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:24:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150129/CPBJ01/150129685&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150129/CPBJ01/150129687&source=RSS Rob McCord resigns as state treasurer State Treasurer Rob McCord has resigned his position, effective Feb. 12. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:46:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150129/CPBJ01/150129687&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150129/BLOGEXTRA/150129690&source=RSS Does the PHC4 help you? A state representative is looking for co-sponsors for a bill that would reinstate the Pennsylvania Health Care Cost Containment Council. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:42:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150129/BLOGEXTRA/150129690&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150128/CPBJ01/150129731&source=RSS Ag Secretary Tom Vilsack says opening Chinese markets will benefit Adams County apple growers U. S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said a deal with Chinese officials to allow all U. S. grown apples to gain access to the Chinese market will help Adams County growers. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 13:22:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150128/CPBJ01/150129731&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150128/CPBJ01/150129732&source=RSS York County commissioners approve LERTA for e-commerce project Project Pegasus could take flight. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 11:21:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150128/CPBJ01/150129732&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150128/CPBJ01/150129745&source=RSS PPL accepts federal restrictions to proceed with power company deal PPL Corp. and RJS Power Holdings LLC will accept additional restrictions from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in order to proceed with a deal to spin off PPL Energy Supply and its combination with competitive generation assets owned by RJS. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:44:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150128/CPBJ01/150129745&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150127/CPBJ01/150129763&source=RSS HHS 81 percent of Pa. consumers in marketplace plans receiving financial assistance The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services said today that 81 percent of the 422,284 Pennsylvania consumers enrolled in the federal health insurance marketplace have selected a plan with financial assistance. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 14:50:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150127/CPBJ01/150129763&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150127/CPBJ01/150129897&source=RSS Pa. oil advisory council bill moves in Senate again A bill that would establish an advisory council to keep regulations covering Pennsylvania's natural-gas industry separate from its oil industry is moving through the state Senate once again. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 12:35:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150127/CPBJ01/150129897&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150126/CPBJ01/150129797&source=RSS Rep. John Lawrence seeks to take lawmakers' salaries out of their hands The specter of the 2005 budget session, where members of the Pennsylvania General Assembly gave themselves pay raises in the middle of the night, still stalks the halls of the state Capitol. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:20:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150126/CPBJ01/150129797&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150126/CPBJ01/150129798&source=RSS HHS sets goals, timeline for Medicare reimbursement reforms The U. S. Department of Health and Human Services today announced specific goals for moving Medicare toward a quality, or value-based, payment model. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 15:05:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150126/CPBJ01/150129798&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150126/BLOGEXTRA/150129814&source=RSS Why the Wolf-Arneson fight affects your business Nobody likes to have a firing be a messy, drawn-out legal affair. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 08:46:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150126/BLOGEXTRA/150129814&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150123/CPBJ01/301229996&source=RSS Young farmers gaining ground in Central Pennsylvania counties Jason Nailor had been around farming all his life. But he went to a trade school to become a computer technician. Thu, 22 Jan 2015 14:00:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150123/CPBJ01/301229996&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150123/CPBJ01/150129835&source=RSS Pa. unemployment rate down fourth consecutive month in December The state's unemployment rate fell by three-tenths of a percentage point in December, the fourth straight month. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 14:20:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150123/CPBJ01/150129835&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150123/CPBJ01/150129850&source=RSS State Rep. Robert Matzie To get state assistance, pay workers well A state representative is proposing to reintroduce legislation that would ensure businesses receiving state and local financial assistance and tax breaks pay their employees wages above the poverty level. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:50:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150123/CPBJ01/150129850&source=RSS http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150123/CPBJ01/150129860&source=RSS State funds anti-BRAC lobbying effort with 85K grant The state Department of Community and Economic Development awarded an 85,000 grant to the Cumberland York Area Local Defense Group to continue lobbying for military bases in York and Cumberland counties. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:47:00 EST http://www.cpbj.com/article/20150123/CPBJ01/150129860&source=RSS