Wolf administration sues IBM over failed unemployment compensation system upgrade

Wolf administration sues IBM over failed unemployment compensation system upgrade

As questions about unemployment compensation system funding continue to percolate at the state Capitol, the Wolf administration announced Thursday that it is suing IBM over failed UC information technology system upgrades.

Thursday, March 9, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
2016 priorities: Senate Republican caucus

2016 priorities: Senate Republican caucus

Continuing our vignettes on 2016 legislative priorities, this feature spotlights Senate Republicans, a caucus looking at 2016 as a way to get many of their 2015 priorities across the finish line while trying to find governmental efficiencies and opportunities to create jobs in Pennsylvania.

“Many of the priorities that were priorities at the beginning of 2015 continue to be at the top of the list,” said caucus spokesperson Jenn Kocher.

At the top of that list is public pension reform legislation.

Thursday, January 14, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
House Majority Leader opens door to Kane impeachment

House Majority Leader opens door to Kane impeachment

A statement released Friday by House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) calling for Attorney General Kathleen Kane to resign left open the possibility of impeachment of the state’s top law enforcement officer if she refuses to step aside.

“It is time Attorney General Kane puts the interests of the people of Pennsylvania before her own. It is time for Ms. Kane to step aside," Rep. Reed said in Friday's news release. “We will be closely monitoring the case as it moves through the courts and weighing our options as a legislative body if there is no other action taken to remove her from office.”

He argued the gravity of the charges brought against Kane—which include obstruction of law, perjury, and official oppression—cannot be understated.

“The multiple allegations of misusing the office – which is directly related to the performance of her duties as Pennsylvania’s chief law enforcement officer – raise serious concerns about her ability to continue to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth, and make it virtually impossible for her to function in her current position," he said.

Friday, August 7, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
RSS