Weekly Press• Wed, Sep 22, 2010
Part One of Two: State paid for 56 stadiums since 1999
Whether professional sports corporations could survive without subsidies for their playing fields, courts, rinks and diamonds is a legitimate question for the taxpayers providing those subsidies.
Between 1999 and 2009, state taxpayers in Pennsylvania coughed up more than $500 million for sports performance arenas, while county and municipal taxpayers – who also pay the state taxes – were saddled with a similar amount for those facilities in their regions.
More than $1 billion in taxes went into the stadiums, arenas and other facilities built in Pennsylvania during the administrations of Governors Tom Ridge (R) and Ed Rendell (D). Continue reading
Acting State Police Commissioner Robert Evanchick (at right) discussed the governor’s latest plan for sustainable funding for the state police with the House Appropriations Committee on Monday. Seated beside him are (from left) Major Edward Hoke and Major Scott Price. (House GOP Appropriations Committee website)
Controversial state police funding plan offered as a conversation starter, acting commissioner says
Updated 4:52 PM; Posted 4:52 PM
By Jan Murphy | firstname.lastname@example.org
Gov. Tom Wolf’s latest attempt to raise money for the Pennsylvania State Police by imposing a fee of up to $166 per person on municipalities that rely on the department for police protection may not be the “end-all, be-all” solution but it’s an idea that is hoped will get the conversation started with the General Assembly. Continue reading
Andraya Yearwood, a 17-year-old junior at Cromwell High School, is one of two transgender high school sprinters in Connecticut, transitioning to female and competing at a high level in track and field. Yearwood came in at second in the 55-meter dash at the …