Philadelphia Inquirer writer, covering PA state government. Typist. Mom. Dog mom. Grumpy Greek. There are no dumb questions - so I tell myself when I ask them.
Thank you for smoking. Tobacco lobbyists help derail Philly cig tax in Harrisburg, w/@inkyamy: mobile.philly.com/news/politics/…
RT @inkyamy: Just in...PA House will convene at 1 p.m. Aug. 4. Awaiting to hear whether Philly cig tax is on the agenda. #inq
RT @phillyleighton: Pa. Senate delays, maybe kills, Philadelphia cigarette tax bill po.st/vcpHkR via @phillydotcom and @AngelasInk @inkyamy #PhlEd
Philadelphia Mayor Nutter says Philly cig tax issue caught in "a vortex of political hell with no path out." #pabudget
#PASenate votes 43-5 making Philly cig tax a temporary levy. Now goes to House, were R spokesman says they have concerns w/Senate's changes
Key #PASenate committee votes 12-5 to change Philly cig tax language, to now end tax after 5 years. Now goes to floor vote.
Philly cig tax up in the air again, as #pabudget disagreements continue, access code K62C: inquirer.com/local/20140709…
The fiscal code passes out of a key #PASenate committee w/o any changes; still awaiting word on bill w/Philly cig tax.
@kgeyer2 We are told it is -- and that it will not be amended.
With #PASenate making changes to Philly cig tax, bill would have to go back to #PAHouse; unclear when the lower chamber would reconvene.
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