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Christiana uses impact fee to bash Wolf’s severance tax plan

Beaver County will be receiving $423,000 in drilling impact fees, state Rep. Jim Christiana said Tuesday in a press conference in which he dismissed Gov. Tom Wolf’s severance tax plan as a “fairy tale.”

Christiana, R-15, Beaver, and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai, R-28, Marshall Township, Allegheny County, held a joint press conference in Harrisburg to tout the $223.5 million in state-disbursed impact fees to municipalities and counties for 2014.

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