State lawmakers had several opportunities to reduce the political power of labor unions this fiscal year, but failed to pass the necessary legislation.
I was on The David Madeira Show this morning to talk about the death of pension reform in Pennsylvania and how a “moderate” Republican helped bury it.
State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo thwarted Gov. Tom Corbett’s call for pension reform when his motion to recommit the bill to committee passed in the House 107-96.
As the Pennsylvania legislature battles out the budget in Harrisburg, many legislators have suggested tax increases to bridge a $1 billion budget gap.
Republican State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo called the Medicaid expansion “absolutely the right thing for Pennsylvania” and began pushing for it last week.
State House and Senate GOP leaders are again providing fodder for advocates of re-instituting a unicameral legislature in Pennsylvania, this time with a picayune spat over no-brainer legislation (HB 1154) that would end labor unions’ exemption from prosecution for stalking.
A Pennsylvania bill that would close a loophole excusing union violence has stalled in the House because of concerns over an amendment made in the Senate.
“Rich States, Poor States”, an economic analysis of state conditions paints a bleak picture for Pennsylvania, now and in the future.
Liberal lawmakers conveniently ignore the fact states which impose a severance tax also have an overall corporate tax burden much lower than Pennsylvania’s.