Republican Bills to Levy Severance Tax on Gas Drillers to be Considered Next Week
WHAT: The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee will meet next week to consider Republican bills to impose a severance tax on natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale.

WHO: Rep. John Maher (R-Allegheny/Washington), committee chairman, and committee members will be joined by Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks), sponsor of House Bill 1536, and Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery), sponsor of House Bill 82.

WHEN: Monday, Feb. 8, at 11 a.m.

WHERE: Majority Caucus Room, 140 Main Capitol, Harrisburg.


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