The state legislature passed legislation (HB 1177) that authorizes the City of Philadelphia to levy a cigarette tax to generate additional revenue for the Philadelphia School District. This legislation also authorizes the Allegheny County Airport Authority to invest in commercial paper. Governor Corbett signed this legislation into law as Act 131 on September 24th.
The Governor also signed into law (Act 137 of 2014) legislation creating the Aggregate Advisory Board to assist the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to expend funds for the purposes provided in the Noncoal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act and to advise the secretary of the DEP on all matters pertaining to surface mining.
He also signed into law (Act 132 of 2014) legislation that changes the name of the Department of Public Welfare to the Department of Human Services.
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