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Governor Tom Wolf joins President Rick Bloomingdale and Sec.-Treas. Frank Snyder on a call with union members in central Pennsylvania.

Governor Wolf’s Proposed Pennsylvania Budget

Governor Tom Wolf joins President Rick Bloomingdale and Sec.-Treas. Frank Snyder on a call with union members in central Pennsylvania. Governor Tom Wolf delivered his third Pennsylvania Budget Address this week to a joint session of the Pennsylvania General Assembly.  Ahead of the address, an op-ed from President Bloomingdale called for “a budget for working families”.  Read More
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Pennsylvania AFL-CIO Applauds Wolf’s Line-Item Veto Of Mike Turzai’s “Garbage” Budget

Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder share Governor Wolf’s frustration and anger towards the Republican leadership in the State House, who decided last week to leave town rather than finish their work on the long-overdue budget. By using his authority to veto portions of the GOP’s out-of-balance budget – rather than vetoing it in its entirety – Wolf is ensuring that badly needed funding will begin to flow to schools and cash-strapped county agencies and non-profits while still demanding that the legislature return to session and pass a balanced budget that addresses the significant needs of the Commonwealth. Read More
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Be Prepared To Take Action As Budget Negotiations Come To A Head

Negotiations continue over the details of a budget compromise announced a few weeks ago. The State House approved a Liquor Privatization bill that is virtually identical to the bill vetoed by Governor Wolf in June. It is expected that this bill – House Bill 1690 – will be used to privatize liquor as part of the budget negotiations. Read More