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