Local Priorities April 2017 (5/17/2017) 

Philadelphia—Beverage tax

Oral arguments were held before the Commonwealth Court on the Philadelphia beverage tax.  PRLA is part of a coalition that submitted an amicus brief opposing the Philadelphia beverage tax.  It could be months before the Commonwealth Court rules on the case.  

Commonwealth Court hears oral arguments on Pittsburgh's paid leave mandate

Oral arguments on the lawsuit filed against the City of Pittsburgh's paid leave mandate were held before the Commonwealth Court. PRLA continues to maintain that the paid leave mandate violates the city's Home Rule Charter and therefore cannot take effect. The Court upheld the lower court's decision, with a vote of 6-1, that Pittsburgh's paid leave mandate is illegal. With this ruling, the law continues to be unenforceable. It's likely the City will appeal to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

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