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Worth Another Look: Schools that Teach

Standing by last year’s budget themes, Gov. Tom Wolf encouraged the state legislature today to fund “schools that teach.” Warning that failure to fully fund the state’s education system could result in teacher layoffs, crowded…more
| Education, Elections & Politics

News from Second and State

Gov. Tom Wolf delivered his second annual budget address to a joint session of the General Assembly this morning, and it was full of bad news on top of more bad news. Instead of laying forth his ideas for moving…more
| Elections & Politics

Worth Another Look: Government that Works

As he did last year, Gov. Tom Wolf is proposing legislative and administrative initiatives for “government that works” which are centered on innovation and efficiency in government and health and safety for…more
| Elections & Politics

Worth Another Look: Jobs that Pay

Like last year, Gov. Tom Wolf is encouraging the state legislature to provide for “jobs that pay” as part of the 2016-2017 budget. A robust economy that includes employment opportunities can help stave off property tax…more
| Education, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation, Transportation

Passport May Be Revoked If Owing More Than $50,000 in Taxes

On December 4, 2015, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (the FAST Act) was signed into law. Among other items, the FAST Act gives the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of the Treasury power to…more
| Taxation

Update on the SEC's MCDC Initiative

Many issuers and other obligors of tax-exempt bonds (Issuers) have asked about the status of the Municipalities Continuing Disclosure Cooperation initiative (MCDC). Much attention has been directed to the February 2, 2016…more
| Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Securities Law

Worth Another Look: GO-TIME

One year ago today, Gov. Tom Wolf signed an executive order establishing the Governor’s Office of Transformation, Innovation, Management and Efficiency (GO-TIME). The Executive Order sought to increase coordination between…more
| Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Government Contracting

News from Second and State

Tuesday was Groundhog Day, and our own Punxatawney Phil didn’t see his shadow, signaling that Spring will arrive early this year. But, it seems we in Pennsylvania have been living Groundhog Day- the movie- for the last eight…more
| Elections & Politics

Watch Your LOIs and MOUs and “Agreements to Agree”

If you are working with a third party on a term sheet, letter of intent or memorandum of understanding (an “LOI”) on what you view as a non-binding basis, make sure to say so explicitly in the LOI. Businesses use LOIs with…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Mergers & Acquisitions

Bankruptcy Law "Trumps" The National Labor Relations Act in Casino Reorganization Case

In a case of first impression, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently ruled that federal bankruptcy courts may extinguish a Chapter 11 employer’s obligations under an expired collective bargaining…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Bankruptcy, Labor & Employment Law

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Emphasizes Priority to Bring Enforcement Actions for Commercial Bribery under U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)

Black’s Law Dictionary defines commercial bribery as “[a] form of corrupt and unfair trade practice in which an employee accepts a gratuity to act against the best interest of his employer.” Commercial bribery is illegal under…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Securities Law

Pennsylvania Court Ends Ban on Ex-Offenders Working in Nursing Homes

The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court recently declared that a portion of the Pennsylvania Older Adults Protective Services Act, 35 P.S. §§ 10225.101, et seq. (Act), which prohibited individuals with certain criminal convictions…more
| Constitutional Law, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Florida's Credit Card Surcharge Prohibition Found Unconstitutional

Landlords, real estate owners and retail owners have experienced cuts into their bottom line as a result of having to absorb the costs of consumers using credit cards. Such landlords and business owners typically have to pay a…more
| Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential

News from Second and State

It’s more like News from Second and Snow this week, as a record-breaking snow storm dropped roughly 30 inches of snow on our capital city, causing state and city government shut-downs, road and street closures and trouble on the…more
| Elections & Politics

Application Deadline for the CITF Grant and Loan Program – February 26, 2016

The deadline to submit applications for Community Infrastructure and Tourism Fund (CITF) grants and loans is February 26, 2016. There is an estimated $6,600,000 available in grants and loans for approved applicants. The maximum…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential
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