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Today, the Senate State Government Committee passed a collection of bills aimed at enhancing transparency in government union contract negotiations.
Governor Wolf insists his executive order does not pave the way for unionizing home care workers, but don’t tell that to United Home Care Workers of Pennsylvania (UHWP)—a self-described union backed by the SEIU and AFSCME. It sent out mailers to home care workers over the weekend urging them to join their union—and encouraging home care workers to sign up for payroll deduction of their union dues.
April 14, 2015, HARRISBURG, Pa.—Two lawsuits filed in Commonwealth Court last week say Gov. Wolf’s February executive order is an illegal attempt to unionize thousands of Pennsylvania homecare workers. But both the governor and his spokesman have consistently denied it does any such thing. Now, secret ballots sent to homecare workers for a union ambush election show those claims to be deceptive.
Wouldn’t a billion dollars go a long way to closing the budget deficit, funding schools, or lowering property taxes? New research from the Commonwealth Foundation shows simply ending prevailing wage mandates could save taxpayers billions for years to come.
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The Independent Fiscal Office (IFO) released a new analysis of Gov. Wolf's tax proposals yesterday. What is their most interesting conclusion? Taxpayers in every income bracket will see a net tax increase. The table below breaks down the incidence of tax changes by 2018-19, the first full fiscal year ...