Municipal Law

Township’s Former Treasurer can Appeal Audit

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.

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No Unfair Labor Practice where Local Workforce Investment Board Contracted with Private Entities

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.

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Mortgagee Had No Right to Redeem Vacant Property after Tax Sale

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.

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Ordinance Prohibiting Threatening a Police Officer Not Unconstitutionally Vague

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.

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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.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:30+00:00 March 25th, 2015|Categories: Government Law, Municipal Law|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Prompt Pay Act Provides Exclusive Remedy to Construction Contractor Seeking Penalties and Attorney Fees against School District

Severance Taxes, Impact Fees, and Pipelines in Pennsylvania

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.

By | 2017-05-19T22:51:32+00:00 March 19th, 2015|Categories: Environmental Law, Municipal Law, Oil & Gas Law, Public Utility Law|Tags: |Comments Off on Severance Taxes, Impact Fees, and Pipelines in Pennsylvania