$30M in PA Act 13 Money Missing – Theft or Bureaucratic Cock-up?

poofNearly $30 million of Act 13 shale tax money that comes from an impact fee (i.e. tax) on Marcellus drilling in Pennsylvania is “unaccounted for.” The media is playing this up as “the money has gone missing” with the implication something nefarious is going on. The truth is a little more mundane. Some local municipalities receiving the money are confused as to which forms they have to file, and which agencies they need to file the forms with. It appears to be a bureaucratic cock-up–not theft, as implied by some in the media…

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