Dave Reed http://wesa.fm en Property Tax Reform Efforts Spring Eternal http://wesa.fm/post/property-tax-reform-efforts-spring-eternal <p></p><p>State lawmakers have snubbed two different efforts to reduce property taxes buoyed by recent activism on the issue. But for every season, turn, turn, turn.</p><p>Recently proposed tax shifts fit into one of two categories: statewide or local. But a nascent effort from Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana) combines both approaches.</p><p>"With the increased discussion on property taxes, over the last year or so, I thought maybe it's the right time to try to put together another proposal that kind of meshes some of the different thoughts together," Reed said.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:30:00 +0000 Mary Wilson 32848 at http://wesa.fm State House Committee Issues Newest Report On Poverty in Pennsylvania http://wesa.fm/post/state-house-committee-issues-newest-report-poverty-pennsylvania <p>In July 2013 State Representative Dave Reed (R-Indiana) set out to travel the state and learn more about poverty as a part of what he’s called “Empowering Opportunities: Gateways Out of Poverty.” Ten months later, Reed has issued his preliminary report on poverty in the commonwealth.</p><p>Reed, who chairs the House Majority Policy Committee, conducted his evaluation through hearings, roundtable discussions, and tours in rural, suburban, and urban parts of the state.</p><p>Reed says that there is one common factor.</p> Mon, 28 Apr 2014 20:35:39 +0000 Haldan Kirsch & Julian Routh 28334 at http://wesa.fm Food Bank Hosts Hunger Discussion with State Lawmakers http://wesa.fm/post/food-bank-hosts-hunger-discussion-state-lawmakers <p>Streamlining the assistance process and making it more user-friendly were among the goals laid out when state policymakers and community leaders met Wednesday at the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank for a discussion about how to best combat hunger and poverty in Southwestern Pennsylvania.</p><p>House Majority Policy Committee Chairman Dave Reed (R-Indiana) said Representative Jake Wheatley (D-Allegheny) approached him earlier this summer about holding such an event.</p> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 20:36:41 +0000 Liz Reid 15608 at http://wesa.fm Food Bank Hosts Hunger Discussion with State Lawmakers Representative Travels Across PA to Learn About Poverty http://wesa.fm/post/representative-travels-across-pa-learn-about-poverty <p>A Republican legislator is traveling across Pennsylvania to learn more about the state’s 1.5 million people living in poverty.</p><p>Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana), who chairs the House Majority Policy Committee, embarked on what he’s calling “Empowering Opportunities: Gateways Out of Poverty.” Reed is looking to assess the government’s role in fighting poverty in urban, suburban and rural areas.</p><p>Reed said the government’s efforts in fighting poverty need to be evaluated.</p> Mon, 26 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 15159 at http://wesa.fm State Lawmaker Says House Panel Should Focus on Poverty http://wesa.fm/post/state-lawmaker-says-house-panel-should-focus-poverty <p>A Republican state lawmaker says the next big focus of one House panel will be how poverty afflicts people across Pennsylvania and what can be done to make the problem better.</p><p>Rep. Dave Reed (R-Indiana), who chairs the House Majority Policy Committee, said he hopes his initiative is eye-opening to legislators on both sides of the aisle.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:57:37 +0000 Mary Wilson 13189 at http://wesa.fm House Passes 'Delaware Loophole' Fix and Assorted Tax Cuts http://wesa.fm/post/house-passes-delaware-loophole-fix-and-assorted-tax-cuts <p>A bill to close the so-called Delaware loophole while lowering other taxes on corporations has passed the state House by a vote of 129 to 65.<br><br>The measure aims to capture revenue from companies that have transferred money from commonwealth subsidiaries to corporations in Delaware – a state without corporate taxes.<br><br>House Democratic leaders criticized the proposal for using an approach they say wouldn’t actually close the loophole.<br> Tue, 07 May 2013 15:59:55 +0000 Mary Wilson 9118 at http://wesa.fm House Readies for Vote on Bill to Close Corporate Tax Loophole http://wesa.fm/post/house-readies-vote-bill-close-corporate-tax-loophole <p>A bill crafted to close a corporate tax loophole in Pennsylvania in a way that’s most palatable to businesses is teed up for consideration by the state House.<br><br>The so-called Delaware loophole has bedeviled legislators and governors for years. Its name comes from the practice of corporations that transfer money from commonwealth affiliates to a company in Delaware — a state with no corporate taxes.<br><br>There are different ways to go about closing the loophole, and therein lies much of the conflict over a bill that’s passed a committee vote.<br> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 16:04:36 +0000 Mary Wilson 8321 at http://wesa.fm