Rollback of Obama-era Labor Department rule muddies PA plans to develop private retirement security plans

Rollback of Obama-era Labor Department rule muddies PA plans to develop private retirement security plans

Just this past Wednesday, the US Senate voted 50-49 to roll back an Obama-era Department of Labor rule that allows cities and counties to develop retirement security plans for private-sector employees not already benefiting from an employer-run plan.

 

A similar rollback of a rule allowing states to develop these plans has not yet been subjected to a vote in the Senate, though it has passed the US House of Representatives overwhelmingly and could be voted on at any time.

Friday, March 31, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 40: NFIB

The podcast this week features an interview with NFIB State Director Kevin Shivers where we talk his organization's take on current issues. Also, a rundown of the week's news.
Friday, March 31, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Freshman Senator works to take on government spending growth

Freshman Senator works to take on government spending growth

Sen. John DiSanto (R-Dauphin), first elected to the General Assembly this past November, has already introduced and taken action on a number of bills aimed to limit the growth of state and local government spending. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gov. Wolf names former-Senator John Wozniak to PA Turnpike Commission

Gov. Wolf names former-Senator John Wozniak to PA Turnpike Commission

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Thursday that he has named former state Senator John Wozniak (D-Cambria) to the PA Turnpike Commission.

Thursday, March 30, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Senate passes temporary fix to unemployment compensation call center funding issue

Senate passes temporary fix to unemployment compensation call center funding issue

A divided Senate Wednesday afternoon passed Senate Bill 250, sponsored by Sen. Kim Ward (R-Westmoreland), which would provide $15 million from the unemployment compensation trust fund to the Service and Infrastructure Improvement Fund to would allow up to 392 currently furloughed call center and other unemployment compensation-related workers to return to work.

 

As the bill moved through the chamber by a 39-8 vote, it was touted as a short-term fix that will hopefully set up a longer-term solution.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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