As House Democrats unveil “Plan for PA,” Republicans counter with budget and regulatory reform agenda

As House Democrats unveil “Plan for PA,” Republicans counter with budget and regulatory reform agenda

The House Democratic Caucus this week unveiled what they are calling a “Plan for PA,” a legislative agenda they hope will get action in the coming months as legislators work on action in the interstitial period between the FY 2017-2018 budget and the FY 2018-2019 budget.

 

According to the caucus, the thrust of the four-pronged plan is a focus on solutions for working, middle-class Pennsylvanians that creates jobs, makes taxes fairer, and ensures a quality public education.

Wednesday, November 29, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Treasurer's Task Force floats solutions for Pennsylvania retirement gap

Treasurer's Task Force floats solutions for Pennsylvania retirement gap

As part of a task force to address the little under half of Pennsylvania's who cannot save for retirement through work, State Treasurer Joe Torsella held the second of three meetings on the gap in retirements savings in Pittsburgh Friday morning.

The meeting focused on hearing from state business leaders and retirement planners, who laid out the high cost for many small firms to set up retirement funding for their employees. While the panel was presented with a few solutions, none will be formally presented by the task force until a final meeting in January in Harrisburg.

Friday, November 17, 2017/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views

UPDATED: Senators seek to slow down bills increasing mandatory judicial retirement age

As two bills that would increase Pennsylvania’s mandatory judicial retirement age took another step to completion Tuesday, some senators called for the process to be slowed down.

House Bill 90 is a constitutional amendment that would increase the mandatory retirement age from 70 to 75. House Bill 89 is the statutory fix to align current statutory language with the constitutional provision once the amendment is approved by the voters.

Both bills moved through the Senate Judiciary Committee in a Tuesday meeting, with only Sen. Richard Alloway (R-Franklin) voting in the negative.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Exact path of mandatory judicial retirement age change remains murky

Monday, the House of Representatives gave second consideration to two pieces of legislation introduced by Rep. Kate Harper (R-Montgomery) that would increase the mandatory retirement age of judges from age 70 to 75.

However, the exact route this or other similar legislation will take to final passage is still yet to be seen.

Monday, February 9, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Bills increasing mandatory retirement age for judges advance

Bills increasing mandatory retirement age for judges advance

Two bills that would increase the current mandatory retirement age for judges—currently set at 70—moved through the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

House Bill 90 is a constitutional amendment that would increase the mandatory retirement age from 70 to 75. House Bill 89 is the statutory fix to bring the law enacting the constitutional provision up to date once the amendment is approved by the voters.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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