As state announces payment delays, House GOP appeals for more short-term funding

As state announces payment delays, House GOP appeals for more short-term funding

As Pennsylvania’s budget-related impasse drags on and the state legislative chambers volley budget-balancing plans between each other, Gov. Tom Wolf on Friday announced the state will be delaying some payments to insurers and for pension obligations in order to keep the state’s budget balanced in the absence of additional revenue for the General Fund.

Friday, September 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Allegheny County implements 2016 Criminal Justice Report Recommendations

Allegheny County implements 2016 Criminal Justice Report Recommendations

Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald announced this week that the county will begin implementing the first two of seven recommendations from the Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Improving Incarceration Policies and Practices in Allegheny County report 


The November 2016 report created by the University of Pittsburgh’s Institute of Politics made a series of recommendations designed to enhance both the fairness and the cost-effectiveness of the county’s criminal justice system while maintaining a commitment to public safety.  

Friday, September 15, 2017/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Pittsburgh

Tweets of the Week - September 11, 2017

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and other around Pennsylvania state government. 

Friday, September 15, 2017/Author: Mike Howells
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PA unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent

PA unemployment rate dips to 4.9 percent

The Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry Friday morning released August’s seasonally adjusted unemployment numbers, showing the commonwealth’s unemployment dipped to 4.9 percent for the month, down from July’s five percent figure.

Friday, September 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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