Auto-IRA would help millions of Pennsylvanian save for retirement

By State Treasurer Joe Torsella and Senator Art Haywood

Waiting tables. Cleaning restrooms. Bagging groceries.

These are jobs that need to be done, and plenty of Pennsylvanians put in an honest day’s work doing things just like this. But most of us want something else for ourselves when we reach the end of our working lives.

Senators Santarsiero, Haywood, and Killion Gather with Advocates in Support of Renewable Energy Standards Modernization Bill   

HARRISBURG − April 10, 2019  − State Senators Steven J. Santarsiero (D-10), Art Haywood (D-4), Thomas H. Killion (R-9), and state Representatives Steve McCarter (D-154) and Carolyn Comitta (D-156), were joined by renewable energy...

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Harrisburg protest calls for new gun-control law

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Fighting to Raise the Minimum Wage in PA

Pennsylvania workers continue to be left behind as this state continues to have a minimum wage that keeps workers below the poverty line,” Sen. Art Haywood said. “The time to increase the wage is now!”

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