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PICPA Legislative Update Webinar


July 15
9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

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PICPA Member: $0 | Nonmember: $50

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On June 30, Gov. Tom Wolf signed the state budget for the 2021-2022 fiscal year that began July 1. The $39.8 billion spending plan provides more funding for public education, allocates additional resources for vulnerable Pennsylvanians and communities, invests more in job training and workforce development programs, and funds ongoing pandemic mitigation efforts. This 50-minute session will dive into the details of the budget and related legislation. You will also get a sneak peek into the fall legislative session.


  • Overview of the 2021-2022 Pennsylvania budget.
  • Preview of the 2021 fall legislative session.


Peter N. Calcara, CAE
Vice President, Government Relations

Peter joined the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) in 1999. Prior to that he was the vice president of government and industry affairs for the Professional Insurance Agents Association of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. From 1986 to 1991, he was a legislative
assistant in the Pennsylvania Senate.

Peter is responsible for developing and implementing legislative strategy, lobbying state government, and overseeing PICPA’s political action committee and Key Person programs. Peter was instrumental in the passage of the 2011 Fair Share Act, landmark legislation that reforms how damages are recovered in civil lawsuits. More recently, Peter and his team spearheaded efforts to reform Pennsylvania’s archaic tax appeals process by reorganizing the Board of Finance and Revenue (Act 52 of 2013). Peter was also instrumental in repealing the Corporate Loans Tax (Act 71 of 2013) and in enacting a general experience requirement for CPA licensure in Pennsylvania (Act 15 of 2013).

In 2011, Peter earned his Certified Association Executive (CAE) designation from the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). The CAE program is designed to elevate professional standards, enhance individual performance, and designate association professionals who demonstrate the knowledge essential to the practice of association management. Peter is a 1986 graduate of York College of Pennsylvania. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Association for Government Relations (PAGR) and is a member of the ASAE. Peter lives in Mechanicsburg, Pa., with his wife, Nancy, and their three daughters.

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