PA Rep. Bud George: PA needs severance tax on gas drillers

Gas drillers aren’t paying their fair share

By Patriot-News Op-Ed

by Rep. Camille ‘Bud’ George

It feels more like Halloween than Thanksgiving for many Pennsylvanians.

Poverty is worse than first believed. Using a formula that accounts for rising Medicare premiums, deductibles and a coverage gap in the drug benefit costs, a recent report said almost 47.5 million Americans lived last year in poverty, seven million more than the government’s official figure.

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