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House To Consider Changes To Pa. Public Sector Pension Plans

Proposals to move Pennsylvania’s newly hired public school employees and state workers into a 401(k)-style retirement plan and to privatize liquor sales faced state lawmakers Monday, less than two days before the annual budget deadline.

06/29/2015

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Presbyterians Approve Gay Marriage In Church Constitution

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has expanded its definition of marriage to include a “commitment between two people,” recognizing gay marriage as Christian in the church constitution after decades of debate over same-sex relationships.

03/18/2015

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Now What? Gov. Corbett Refuses To Sign $29.1B Budget

Pennsylvania lawmakers sent Gov. Tom Corbett a $29.1 billion election-year spending plan shortly before Monday’s midnight deadline and after hours of intense partisan debate, but Corbett said he was not ready to sign it.

07/01/2014

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Pa. Legislators Enjoy 12-Week Break From Harrisburg

Pennsylvania has the largest full-time state legislature in the nation — the second highest paid in the country — and here’s another distinction — it takes one of the longest legislative breaks every summer.

07/10/2012

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Pa. General Assembly Approves State Budget

Pennsylvania’s General Assembly has signed off a nearly $27.2 billion budget.

06/30/2011

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State Rep. Introduces Bill To Ban Teachers Strikes In Pa.

State Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, R-Cranberry Township, says it’s time to ban teacher strikes in Pennsylvania and he and other legislators have a bill to do just that.

06/08/2011

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Group: Lawmakers Not Asked To Sacrifice In Corbett’s Budget

During Governor Corbett’s budget address on Tuesday, he made a strong case that state employees, including public school employees, must step up to share the burden that average taxpayers have endured.

03/09/2011

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Corbett To Face State’s Problems As Governor

After the high of winning a big election is over, the reality of governing a very big state in difficult economic times with a huge budget deficit and lots of different critics is enough to […]

11/07/2010