Շոկային Բացահայտում՝ Ո՛Վ Է ԻՐԱԿԱՆՈՒՄ ՄԱՆՎԵԼ ԳՐԻԳՈՐՅԱՆԸ Շոկային Բացահայտում՝ Ո՛Վ Է ԻՐԱԿԱՆՈՒՄ ՄԱՆՎԵԼ ԳՐԻԳՈՐՅԱՆԸ Շոկային Բացահայտում՝ Ո՛Վ Է ԻՐԱԿԱՆՈՒՄ ՄԱՆՎԵԼ ԳՐԻԳՈՐՅԱՆԸ
Casino gambling was legalized in Pennsylvania in 2004. Currently, there are nine casinos across the state with three under construction or in planning. Only horse racing, slot machines and electronic table games were legal in Pennsylvania, although a bill to legalize table games was being negotiated in the fall of 2009. Table games such as poker, roulette, blackjack and craps were finally approved by the state legislature in January 2010, being signed into law by the Governor on January 7.
Former Governor Ed Rendell had considered legalizing video poker machines in bars and private clubs in 2009, since an estimated 17,000 operate illegally across the state. Under this plan, any establishment with a liquor license would be allowed up to 5 machines. All machines would be connected to the state’s computer system, like commercial casinos. The state would impose a 50% tax on net gambling revenues, after winning players have been paid, with the remaining 50% going to the establishment owners.
The Pennsylvania Film Production Tax Credit began in 2004 and stimulated the development of a film industry in the state.
Main article: Government of Pennsylvania
See also: Commonwealth (U.S. state)
Pennsylvania has had five constitutions during its statehood: 1776, 1790, 1838, 1874, and 1968. Before that the province of Pennsylvania was governed for a century by a Frame of Government, of which there were four versions: 1682, 1683, 1696, and 1701. The capital of Pennsylvania is Harrisburg. The legislature meets in the State Capitol there.
Tom Wolf (D)
Since January 20, 2015
John Fetterman (D)
34th Lt. Governor
Since January 15, 2019
Main article: List of Governors of Pennsylvania
The current Governor is Tom Wolf. The other elected officials composing the executive branch are the Lieutenant Governor John Fetterman, Attorney General Joshua Shapiro, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale, and Pennsylvania Treasurer Joe Torsella. The Governor and Lieutenant Governor run as a ticket in the general election and are up for re-election every four years during the midterm elections. The elections for Attorney General, Auditor General and Treasurer are held every four years coinciding with a Presidential election.