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GOP Pension Reform: Don’t be fooled – Chestnut Hill Local

Contrary to the claim that the Senate GOP plan will help fix Pennsylvania’s pension problem, the plan does nothing to address our $58 billion pension deficit. Instead, Senate Bill 1 exacerbates the disaster we really face: the retirement crisis. Let’s make this...

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Senate holds hearing on gas extraction tax – ABC27

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – To tax or not to tax Marcellus Shale drillers? That is the main question bouncing around the state Capitol as budget negotiations enter their final month. The Senate held a public hearing Monday on Governor’s Wolf’s proposal to impose an...

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Push for minimum wage hike gets another boost – WITF

(Harrisburg) -- The state faces an estimated budget deficit of between $1.5 and $2 billion. Lawmakers will only have 30 days to meet the budget deadline when they return from their spring recess June first. But some are pushing their pet issues now. Discussions around...

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GOP state pension reform criticized – Philadelphia Tribune

The bipartisan goodwill fostered in the General Assembly with the recent passage of a property tax relief bill hasn’t crossed over to the pension debate, as Senate Democrats strongly oppose the recent passage of a Republican-sponsored pension reform bill. Bill sponsor...

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Sen. Haywood Lays Out Agenda – Philadelphia Tribune

Freshman State Sen. Art Haywood plans on implementing campaign promises of administration transparency, ethicality and providing services to constituents — beginning with free tax preparations provided by the Campaign for Working Families. There are three such...

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