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Peter Calcara, PICPA VP, Government Relations

Blogs By Peter Calcara

PICPA Vice President
Government Relations

  • The Key to Easy State Budgets, and What Wayfair Means to Pa.

    Jul 16, 2018
    On June 22, Gov. Tom Wolf signed into law the fiscal year 2018-2019 state budget—more than a week before the end of the fiscal year. With little of the political acrimony that typically mars the budget negotiation process, this budget relatively breezed to completion. How the heck did that happen?
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  • The CPAs’ Voice Is Always Loudest at PICPA’s Day on the Hill

    Jun 18, 2018
    PICPA’s Day on the Hill is a unique opportunity for our members to bring their specialized training and problem-solving skills to Harrisburg. The ultimate goal is to position PICPA members as a resource to state lawmakers and regulators, to build relationships with decisionmakers, and to garner support for our legislative priorities.
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  • Pa. Local Income Tax Fix: Second Time Is a Charm

    May 21, 2018
    Pennsylvania Act 18 marks the culmination of a four-year effort by Rep. George Dunbar, CPA (Inactive) and the PICPA to address the potential for double taxation on local earned income.
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  • Are You Ready to Vote in the Pennsylvania Primary Election?

    May 9, 2018
    To help its members prepare for the Pennsylvania primary elections, PICPA's government relations team has prepared an election guide that includes information on the gubernatorial, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congressional, and Pennsylvania Senate and House races.
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  • Springing into the Pennsylvania Budget Season

    Apr 16, 2018
    The Pennsylvania budget is one of several issues that state lawmakers are working on, but it is the one that can easily suck the air out of the capitol and bring all other legislative plans to a grinding halt. Here is an update on some of the issues the PICPA and its government relations team in Harrisburg are working on.
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