The treasurer of a second class township has standing to file a statutory appeal of an annual audit after she leaves office, the Commonwealth Court held in In re Appeal of 2012 Financial Audit for Greene Township.
A county was not required to collectively bargain with its employees’ union before a local workforce investment board could seek competitive bids for the provision of services previously provided by county employees, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held in American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, District Council 87 v. Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board.
A mortgagee could not redeem unoccupied vacated property after the sheriff’s deed was acknowledged in a tax sale, the Commonwealth Court ruled in Brentwood Borough School District v. HSBC Bank USA, N.A.
An ordinance prohibiting a person from threatening a police officer in the exercise of her official duties is not unconstitutionally vague, the Commonwealth Court held in Commonwealth v. Thompson.
Pipeline construction in Pennsylvania is facing significant opposition from local municipalities, individual landowners, citizens groups, and Native Americans.
Prompt Pay Act Provides Exclusive Remedy to Construction Contractor Seeking Penalties and Attorney Fees against School District
A contractor seeking penalties and attorney fees against a government agency that has breached a construction contract must proceed under the Prompt Pay Act, the Commonwealth Court held in East Coast Paving & Sealcoating, Inc. v. North Allegheny School District.
Gov. Wolf has announced plans to introduce the Education Reinvestment Act, which, if passed, will go into effect on January 1, 2016. The majority of the estimated $1 billion revenue will be reinvested in PA's public school system. The funds will also be used to reinvest in environmental and regulatory programs.
According to the U.S. Energy Information Administration, Pennsylvania ranks third in the nation for natural gas production. All that natural gas production means pipelines will need to be constructed to transport the gas to demanding markets.
In Sellers v. Township of Abington, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that a local agency does not owe a common-law or statutory duty of care to passengers in a fleeing vehicle whose presence in the vehicle or connection to the fleeing driver is unknown to the pursuing police officer.