Dwight Evans http://wesa.fm en Lawmakers Mull Severance Tax, With Varying Seriousness http://wesa.fm/post/lawmakers-mull-severance-tax-varying-seriousness <p>Talk of low state revenues is prompting Republicans in the General Assembly to suggest new taxes could be under consideration, including the the ever-polarizing severance tax on natural gas drillers. But there are no clear indicators an extraction tax could pass anytime soon.<br /> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:58:47 +0000 Mary Wilson 28196 at http://wesa.fm State Officials’ Free Gala Tickets Lead To Discrepancies In Ethics Reports http://wesa.fm/post/state-officials-free-gala-tickets-lead-discrepancies-ethics-reports <p>A look at how public officials treated free tickets to an event in Philadelphia shows a wide variety of interpretations of the state ethics law.<br><br>In 2012, the Barnes Foundation celebrated its art collection’s new home with a gala in the new building. Between 2006 and 2011 the museum received more than $47 million in public funding.<br> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:50:12 +0000 Mary Wilson 15104 at http://wesa.fm