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115 Days With No Pa. Budget – NBC10

PHILADELPHIA>> {VIDEO} After 115 days there is still no budget in Pennsylvania and schools and social services are really feeling the crunch since they’re not getting paid by the state. NBC10’s Lauren Mayk reports what a state senator is urging his colleagues not to...

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Verizon workers rally for contract – The Times Herald

NORRISTOWN>>Their message was clear: The Communication Workers of America want Verizon to commit to a new, fair contract. On the steps of the Montgomery County Court House on Friday, donning red shirts, members of the local Communications Workers of America and...

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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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