Monthly Archives: July 2013

What happened at Pa. House hearing on whether York County can raise hotel room tax?

I wrote about York County officials wanting to raise the county hotel room tax rate from 3 to 5 percent, so there’s more to spend on promoting tourism. But they need permission from state lawmakers to do so. And state … Continue reading

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Rep. Stan Saylor says pensions need to be top priority in fall

Earlier this month I spoke to some local lawmakers about what happened with the state budget, what didn’t get passed and what they’d like to see happen in the fall. I’ll be posting some recaps from those conversations here. Let’s … Continue reading

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York County official says his office has received few phone calls about same-sex marriage licenses

Brad Jacobs has been York County’s register of wills and clerk of orphans’ court since 2000. He said he could count on a few fingers the number of phone calls he’s received from people interested in applying for same-sex marriage … Continue reading

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Read resolution from Pa. association about same-sex marriage licenses

Here’s the resolution about same-sex marriage licenses from the Register of Wills and Clerks of Orphans’ Courts Association of Pennsylvania that Brad Jacobs said he supported: Resolution: Resolution 2 of 2013 BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Pennsylvania Register of Wills … Continue reading

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York County won’t issue same-sex marriage licenses unless law changes, official says

A Montgomery County official is getting lots of attention for his decision to defy a state ban and issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. York County won’t be doing the same, said Brad Jacobs, the county’s register of wills and … Continue reading

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What’s happening at the York County commissioners’ meeting?

Meeting starts at 10 a.m. I’ll have live coverage.

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Supporters of legalizing marijuana to rally in York Saturday

  poll by twiigs.com   Supporters of legalizing marijuana will rally in downtown York Saturday, according to a news release. The release states that speakers will include: Les Stark, the sponsor of the event, an author and founder of Pennsylvania … Continue reading

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What some PA gubernatorial candidates have said about Kathleen Kane’s same-sex marriage decision

I’ll be providing more info later, but here’s a look at what some Democratic gubernatorial candidates have said about Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s decision not to defend the same-sex marriage ban in PA:

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Read more about York County’s tax exemption program

I have a story in today’s paper about York property near the baseball stadium getting about $5 million in improvements. That property is getting a temporary tax exemption for improvements from York County. After the jump, read the application and … Continue reading

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Former Philadelphia Eagle Vince Papale to speak at York County fundraiser

Former Philadelphia Eagle Vince Papale, whose story inspired the 2006 film “Invincible,” will be the featured speaker at a major upcoming fundraising dinner organized by the York County Youth Development Center, according to a news release. The 300-seat dinner will … Continue reading

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