Even in Presidential election years, union families turn out to vote in high enough numbers that you have a real impact on electing leaders who put the interests of middle class working families first! In a low turnout municipal primary election, your impact can be even greater, because you know the importance of coming out to vote EVERY time, even when many of your neighbors stay home. Read More
The Chair of the House Appropriations Committee, Bill Adolph, said Wednesday that that the Republican House budget will be introduced on May 28th, and referred to committee when the State Legislature returns from recess on June 3rd.
Adolph said that we should not expect a budget that goes above the $28.4 billion that Governor Corbett proposed in his February budget address. There is, however, an interesting difference between the Governor’s proposal and what is reportedly being introduced by House Republicans. The Governor was counting on $175 million in supposed ‘savings’ from his pension reform proposals – but revenue from pension reform will not be included in the House republican budget. Read More
On Tuesday, May 14th, the Senate Law and Justice Committee held its second out of three hearings on the privatization of wine and spirits. This hearing focused on the business point of view. Testifiers included the PA Licensed Beverage Association, PA Restaurant and Lodging Association, PA Winery Association, Malt Beverage Distributors Association of Pennsylvania, Public Action Management, representatives from the grocery chains Wegman’s and Redner’s, and representatives from Jacquins Liquor Company. Read More
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