New act and state budget will combine for more support of PSP.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery) used to be in law enforcement himself. As a former officer, he said funding for the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) is a crucial need. “Proposals to increase state police funding died under the former administration, but thanks to Gov. Corbett’s leadership, the legislature worked together in a bipartisan manner to ensure that the Pennsylvania State Police has funding for 100 new cadets this year under the 2012-13 state budget,” Vereb said in a statement released on Monday. “Public safety is one the most important jobs of any government and securing adequate funds to fight crime in communities across Pennsylvania is one of my top priorities, without increasing spending or implementing any new taxes on our …
Largest taxpayer-supported incentives package in state history
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Governor Tom Corbett spoke at a Harrisburg news conference this week to present “the largest taxpayer-paid financial incentives project in Pennsylvania history," the Associated Press reports. The move comes as Netherlands-based Royal Dutch Shell PLC has inked a preliminary deal to build a large refinery about 30 miles northwest of Pittsburgh. Watch the video to see Gov. Corbett talk about the proposed Shell refinery in March. The proposed tax credit would take effect in 2017 and be worth up to $66 million a year to the energy company for 25 years. Characterized by Corbett as an effort to "invest in a new industrial revolution," the plan's supporters say it would create as many as 17,000 "spin-off jobs," in addition to the 400 jobs at the …