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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Senate advances compromise bill on UC funding “exit ramp” bill

Senate advances compromise bill on UC funding “exit ramp” bill

The Senate took the step Monday of advancing recently House-passed legislation that would provide an “exit ramp” for the end of state funding for unemployment compensation system technology upgrades.

 

The bill, House Bill 1915, is sponsored by House Labor and Industry Committee Majority Chairman Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) and represents a compromise between House and Senate Republicans and Democrats that provides an exit strategy for the state to get out of funding technology upgrades while still ensuring enough funding to complete the ongoing project.

Monday, December 11, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Following budget’s completion, lawmakers look to solidify coming legislative agenda

Following budget’s completion, lawmakers look to solidify coming legislative agenda

With the governor signing most of the budget-related bills Monday, lawmakers in the General Assembly are turning their attention to solidifying their coming agenda for what they would like to see get done between now and the coming budget in the spring/summer of 2018.

Wednesday, November 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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UC system’s future funding needs hinge on success of efficiency efforts, benefits modernization

UC system’s future funding needs hinge on success of efficiency efforts, benefits modernization

The House Labor and Industry Committee held a hearing Tuesday to further investigate funding needs related to Pennsylvania’s unemployment compensation system, still beleaguered after a major funding slash to its Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Unemployment compensation amnesty program enters third week

Unemployment compensation amnesty program enters third week

The Department of Labor and Industry (L&I) held a series of conference calls Wednesday to discuss the Unemployment Compensation (UC) Amnesty Program, now in its third week.

L&I Executive Deputy Secretary Robert O’Brien—who will be taking over for Sec. Kathy Manderino after she starts her new stint on the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board August 1—fielded calls from reporters to discuss the program’s progress and offer insight into who is taking advantage of the opportunity.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017/Author: Andreas Dienner
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