Charles Thompson | Friday, February 1, 2019, Harrisburg Patriot News
When Karyn Kelly bought her lunch one day this week at a Rutter’s store in northern York County, it never occurred to her she was shopping at a truck stop.
“I think of this as a convenience store,” said Kelly, a 66-year-old from the Dillsburg area. Kelly said she hits the business three or four times a week because it is convenient to her place of work, the nearby Capital City Airport in Fairview Township.
Charles Thompson | Wednesday, January 24, 2018, Harrisburg Patriot News
State officials who banked on gambling expansion to balance the state’s deficit-ridden budget are riding a hot hand so far when it comes to the new concept of satellite casinos.
With a winning bid of $40.1 million secured Wednesday from Stadium Casino LLC for a casino in Westmoreland County, officials have now raised $90.2 million from just the first two of 10 potential licenses.
Matthew Stantoni | Tuesday, January 2, 2018, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
Driving a golf cart on Pennsylvania roads, gambling online and keeping your tax collector from skimming off your tax payments will all get a little easier under new legislation that takes effect this month.
House Bill 271 greatly expands gambling in the state, especially by allowing online casino gaming and gambling online through the Pennsylvania Lottery.
Wes Venteicher | Thursday, October 26, 2017, The Tribune Review
Gov. Tom Wolf is reviewing legislation from the General Assembly that would allow gambling at airports, truck stops and on the internet while giving casinos a chance to open as many as 10 satellite gaming sites in Pennsylvania.
Legislators said the bill could generate $239 million in revenue this fiscal year and help close a budget gap that has fueled a four-month standoff at the Capitol.
Natasha Lindstrom | Tuesday, September 19, 2017, Pittsburgh Tribune Review
HARRISBURG — State Sen. Chuck McIlhinney has a message for the tens of thousands of Pennsylvania businesses believed to be harboring an illegal slot machine or bending liquor rules: You’re going to get caught.
“As long as it’s illegal, we have a duty to enforce it,” said McIlhinney, a Republican from Bucks County who chairs the Senate Law and Justice Committee.
Michael Rubinkam | Thursday, July 27, 2017, Associated Press
HARRISBURG — The Pennsylvania Senate on Thursday approved a plan to eliminate a $2.2 billion budget deficit that includes heavy borrowing and hundreds of millions of dollars in tax increases, including on Marcellus Shale gas drilling, consumers’ utility bills and online purchases.
Floor votes came barely 14 hours after Republicans who control the chamber first unveiled their plan to balance the $32 billion state budget late Wednesday. It includes a proposal to borrow $1.3 billion against Pennsylvania’s annual share of the 1998 multistate settlement with tobacco companies, an approach rejected by their GOP counterparts in the House just last week. States typically borrow to prop up current spending only as a last resort.