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PAVGA News, Announcements & Industry Updates

 

PAVGA is making progress – and headlines – and we continue to advocate for the legalization of video gaming terminals in Pennsylvania. Please check back often as we continue to add announcements and news stories to this growing list.

 
 
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As a small-business owner who is very familiar with managing overhead and revenue and paying my bills, the ongoing budget debacle in Harrisburg is difficult to fathom.

It has been roughly two months since lawmakers passed a $32 billion budget for the fiscal year that started July 1. But lawmakers did not pass a single bill to actually pay for that budget.

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VGTS WOULD BE A WIN FOR OUR SMALL BUSINESS – HERE’S WHY | OPINION

As small business owners, we’ve never looked to Harrisburg or anywhere else for handouts. We took a risk and worked hard to open Stone Grille & Taphouse, and BrewTaGo on our own in York County. We developed a business model that worked. For customers who want a sit-down meal and a drink, the Stone Grille & Taphouse was the ticket.

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Pennsylvania's state budget talks continue, with an apparent break in gambling impasse

Elements of a hard-fought compromise package on expanded gambling in Pennsylvania took shape Saturday as lawmakers scrambled to complete a plan to pay for a $32 billion state budget.

Legislative leaders, along with Gov. Tom Wolf, are said to be seeking about $700 million in recurring revenues to close out the budget, and all sides have committed to doing that without an increase in the state's 3.07 percent income tax, or 6 percent sales tax.

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Pennsylvania legislative leaders preparing to place their bets on gambling expansion

Elements of a hard-fought compromise package on expanded gambling in Pennsylvania are starting to take shape as lawmakers struggle to complete a plan to pay for a $32 billion state budget.

Legislative leaders, along with Gov. Tom Wolf, are said to be seeking about $700 million in recurring revenues to close out the budget, and all sides have committed to doing that without an increase in the state income tax.

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Legalize VGTs for small businesses, fraternal organizations

I am a veteran. I appreciate and rely upon the services offered to me through local veterans organizations, as do hundreds of thousands of veterans across the commonwealth.

As junior vice commander of VFW Post 191 in Canonsburg, I see firsthand how these organizations are struggling to keep their doors open. Despite financial hardships, these organizations remain vibrant partners in the community. They support our Little League teams and community events.

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