What’s In There? A Budget Primer

Kristi Pronovost Apprenticeship & Workforce Development Blog, The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs With the Pennsylvania Senate set to vote on the 2018-2019 general appropriations bill, commonly referred to as the “budget,” this week, it looks like the legislature will wrap up early or on time for the first time in several years. The bill passed …

State Budget Talks Collapse As Legislature Heads Home

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Advocacy Blog, The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

By: Brent Sailhamer, Director of Government Affairs, ABC Keystone  After more than three months, Republican lawmakers are still searching for viable solution to the Commonwealth’s unfinished budget, which has started to affect operations and the state’s financial standing. In late June, the Republican-controlled legislature passed a nearly $33 billion spending …