Wagner, Manderino trade jabs over UC funding dispute at L&I budget hearing

Wagner, Manderino trade jabs over UC funding dispute at L&I budget hearing

Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) and Labor and Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino traded jabs during the department’s Senate budget hearing Tuesday morning, as the spat between Senate Republicans and the Wolf administration over the failure to authorize UC call center service and infrastructure funding continues.

 

The failure to authorize the funding resulted in layoffs of nearly 500 employees and the closure of three unemployment compensation call centers around the state, as well as the Harrisburg overflow center.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf to unveil plan to “reimagine government” in budget address

Gov. Wolf to unveil plan to “reimagine government” in budget address

Speaking on KDKA 1020 AM’s morning show, Gov. Tom Wolf gave a glimpse into his February 7 budget address saying he will unveil his plan to reimagine state government in his FY 2017-2018 budget proposal as the means to bridge the deficit gap.

 

Gov. Wolf also reiterated his pledge to not balance his budget proposal using increase in the personal income or sales tax.

 

“I think what the citizens of Pennsylvania really want is for us to figure out how to reimagine government and make it live within its means; do the things that government should do to make middle class lives better, to make Pennsylvania better, but do it within our means,” he told morning show host Larry Richert and John Shumway. “That is what my administration is trying to do and I’ll unveil my proposals in my February 7 budget address.”

Tuesday, January 10, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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