Tag Archives: Pennsylvania State Government

How York County area people reacted to striking down of voter ID law

Here are some local reactions to Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard L. McGinley’s decision to strike down Pennsylvania’s voter identification law, which passed in 2012.

Posted in 2013 Primary, 2014 Election, Pennsylvania State Government, Voter ID | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Keith Gillespie’s cosmetology testing bill signed into law

A bill aimed at increasing the success rate for cosmetology school students has been signed into law by Gov. Tom Corbett, according to a news release. State Rep. Keith Gillespie, R-Hellam Township, is the primary sponsor of House Bill 1868, … Continue reading

Posted in Keith Gillespie, Pennsylvania State Government | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Proposal to reform property tax system in Pennsylvania fails to make it out of committee

Our politics blog had a good bit of comments over the weekend about House Bill 1776, proposed by state Rep. Jim Cox, R- Berks County, which would eliminate the school property tax. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting that the bill … Continue reading

Posted in Jim Cox, Pennsylvania State Government, Seth Grove | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

A look at property assessment issues outside of York County: Philadelphia

Earlier this month, I wrote about how the collapse of the housing market led to an uptick in the number of York County property owners appealing their assessments, in an effort to lower their tax bills. I also created an … Continue reading

Posted in County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania State Government, Philadelphia, York County Government | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

York County to host community forum on impact of proposed state budget cuts

York County will host a community forum on Wednesday, focusing on the local impact of Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed cuts to human service funding, the county announced in a news release. The event will take place from 6 to 8 … Continue reading

Posted in Pennsylvania State Government, Tom Corbett, York County Government | Tagged , , | Leave a comment