UC funding bill heads to Wolf’s desk

UC funding bill heads to Wolf’s desk

In one of the last major pieces of legislation awaiting completion by the General Assembly prior to the end of 2017, the state Senate passed legislation aimed at providing an “exit ramp” for ending state funding of unemployment compensation system upgrades by a vote of 43-5.

Wednesday, December 13, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Paycheck protection bill fails in House

Paycheck protection bill fails in House

Senate Bill 166, legislation sponsored by Sen. John Eichelberger (R-Blair) that would disallow the automatic collection of political action committee money from a unionized public employee’s paycheck, but allow the automatic collection of dues money potentially earmarked for political advocacy purposes, failed to gain a majority vote in the House of Representatives in a Tuesday night vote.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Abortion bill poised for Wolf veto

Abortion bill poised for Wolf veto

After a 121-70 vote in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives Tuesday evening, Senate Bill 3—legislation that would prohibit abortions after 20 weeks of gestation and ban so-called “dismemberment abortions—is poised to head to Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk.

 

The governor has vowed to veto the legislation.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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As Wolf decides to hold Inspector General report on Stack, Senate begins movement of bill to change how Lieutenant Governor is elected

As Wolf decides to hold Inspector General report on Stack, Senate begins movement of bill to change how Lieutenant Governor is elected

The Senate State Government Committee Tuesday advanced legislation sponsored by Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill) that would reform the way the Office of Lieutenant Governor is filled by making the position one chosen by a party’s candidate for governor to run as a ticket, as opposed to the current method of having the office independently elected.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf praises Western Pennsylvania school leaders and students for increased achievement

Gov. Wolf praises Western Pennsylvania school leaders and students for increased achievement

Governor Tom Wolf joined Pennsylvania Education Secretary Pedro Rivera, senators and advocates to praise Pennsylvania school leaders and students after Western Pennsylvania schools ranked among the highest in the nation for increased achievement on 2017 Advanced Placement exams.
Tuesday, December 12, 2017/Author: Kara Barmoy
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