Senator Mike Stack en Stack Proposes Marcellus Shale Severance Tax <p>Another Marcellus Shale drilling policy, which includes a 5 percent severance tax, is being proposed by a Philadelphia lawmaker.</p><p>State Sen. Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia) announced last week that his legislation would impose an extraction tax which would overlap the existing impact fee, a policy that mirrors West Virginia law. The Corbett administration and Republican-controlled Legislature have resisted a severance tax.</p><p>Citing a report by Reuters, Stack said Pennsylvania stands to lose more than $20 billion over the next 20 years if a severance tax is not adopted.</p> Mon, 12 May 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 28866 at Senate Passes Resolution in Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust <p>This year marks the 81<sup>st</sup> anniversary since the start of the Holocaust.</p><p>Between 1933 and 1945, Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party systematically slaughtered more than six million European Jews. This week the State Senate passed a resolution to observe “Days of Remembrance of the Victims of the Holocaust” during the week of April 27 through May 4.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">April 28</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has been designated as a day of remembrance internationally.</span></p> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:12:30 +0000 Haldan Kirsch 28216 at Legislative Effort to Block Friday Shutoffs of Utility Service <p>Getting your utility service shut off anytime can be a hardship, but a state lawmaker says having the plug pulled on a Friday can be even more problematic.</p><p>State Senator Michael Stack (D-Philadelphia) is proposing legislation to counter a House-passed measure that would permit utility companies to terminate service for delinquent customers on a Friday.</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Kevin Gavin 18938 at