State lawmakers had several opportunities to reduce the political power of labor unions this fiscal year, but failed to pass the necessary legislation.
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.
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.
Pennsylvania’s public labor unions signaled they are ready for a fight during the AFL-CIO state convention in Pittsburgh.
Large amounts of union Spuper-PAC money are expected to flow to Pennsylvania Democrats this election year.
Despite claims by the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, more school spending does not necessarily translate to higher student performance.
Pennsylvania Senate Democrats apparently agree that borrowing $9 billion to temporarily paper over the state’s $49 billion public pension shortfall is a good idea.
Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (PLCB) Marketing Director Jim Short’s career came to an abrupt end last week with his retirement just days before publication of a State Ethics Commissioner report that will likely cast him in a negative light.
Pennsylvania public union leaders said Wednesday if a proposed “Paycheck Protection” bill is signed into law it will cost the unions a considerable amount of money and manpower, diminishing normal union representation activities.