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“Unraveling”

The speaker for The Lancaster Chamber of Commerce & Industry’s biggest night was delayed at a New York Airport and it took the business community the night was focused on to salvage the event.

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House bill would repeal Pa. Separations Act

Legislation is moving in the state House that could modernize the Pennsylvania Separations Act. The current law requires public entities to solicit separate bids and award four prime contracts in the areas of general construction, electrical, plumbing and heating and air conditioning.

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After Wolf veto, EITC backers hope for compromise

State lawmakers are pushing to expand a program giving tax breaks to companies that donate to nonprofit educational and scholarship organizations, including private schools, but the governor is pushing back. This month he vetoed a bill that would have expanded the popular program, known as the Educational Improvement Tax Credit program.

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Guest view: A win for health care over big tobacco is at risk

A lot has changed since 1998, the year that Pennsylvania and 45 states stood up to big tobacco and helped create the Tobacco Settlement Fund, or TSF. Since Pennsylvania hospitals first began receiving money from the fund, it has been used to bolster health care in that state in a variety of ways. Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget plan kept the TSF whole, but The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania is concerned that this year some lawmakers want to use TSF funds to instead pay state debt.

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