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.
A Pennsylvania teachers union president used her district email to encourage members to lobby against a pension proposal under consideration in Harrisburg.
Republican State Rep. Gene DiGirolamo called the Medicaid expansion “absolutely the right thing for Pennsylvania” and began pushing for it last week.
UFCW President Wendell W. Young IV uncharacteristically downplayed his lobbying activities after Media Trackers reported he is not registered to lobby as state law requires.
“Rich States, Poor States”, an economic analysis of state conditions paints a bleak picture for Pennsylvania, now and in the future.
Republican Governor John Kasich’s enactment of the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in Ohio has increased the pressure on lawmakers in other states to radically expand Medicaid in pursuit of new federal funding.
The recent arrest of 10 Philly union members shines a national spotlight on a state law that allows unions to stalk, harass and threaten without penalty.
Legislation proposed in Pennsylvania that would end taxpayer-provided automatic dues deduction for most public workers has incited panic among American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) bosses.