Budget veto override still a possibility, Speaker Turzai says

Budget veto override still a possibility, Speaker Turzai says

Speaking to the Pennsylvania Press Club Monday, House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) said the General Assembly may try to push an override of Gov. Tom Wolf’s budget-bill veto.

“[Our goal] is to actually get the governor to recognize that he does not have the votes for what he has put on the table and he does not have the support of the citizens of Pennsylvania for what he has put on the table and he has not backed off of it at all,” he said. “We have to look at overriding if we aren’t going to have a substantive discussion.”

He said the House voted down the governor’s tax package 193-0.

“You don’t get to negotiate from a figure that has almost zero support,” he said. “That’s not how negotiations work.”

Monday, July 27, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Study gives Pennsylvania barely passing marks in economic performance and job growth

An annual pre-Labor Day report issued by the Keystone Research Center Thursday gave Pennsylvania poor marks in terms of economic performance and job growth.

The 2014 State of Working Pennsylvania looked at four areas—called “buckets” by the researchers—of the economy: job growth, joblessness (including unemployment and underemployment), wages, and income. 

Thursday, August 28, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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JOBS1st summit talks innovation in connecting employers and job seekers

Monday kicked off Pennsylvania’s JOBS1st summit, a key gathering of policymakers, business officials, educators, and other employers to discuss ways to better connect both the current and future workforces with a newly developing job market.

The two-day summit, which concludes Tuesday, is being held in Pittsburgh and has been hailed as a mechanism for those involved in workforce development to discuss challenges and opportunities, as well as share best practices and identify ways in which both the public and private sectors can collaborate to align education and training with needed workforce areas.

Monday, August 25, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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