Author Archives: Jason Scott

County bans renew debate over union-labor deals

Lebanon County recently banned the use of project labor agreements for county public works projects. Opponents of PLAs hope more counties will do the same, looking to reignite debate over statewide legislation. But union leaders and proponents of PLAs don't see a trend emerging.

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State officials, brewers anticipate compromise over ‘taproom tax’

For nearly a year, craft brewers have railed against a plan by the state Department of Revenue that would require breweries to start charging a 6 percent sales tax on all their taproom products, including draft beers served on site and six-packs and growlers to go. The state is scheduled to begin enforcing the taproom tax in July, but a legislative fix is in the works.

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