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Tort Reform Moves to Final Vote

A final vote in the PA legislature will occur early next week in Corbett’s push for tort reform. The “Fair Share” bill, sponsored by Republican Curt Schroder, would rid the state of its joint-and-several liability law, which forces a defendant to make all of a payout in the case that a co-defendant is financially unable.

April 8th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | No Comments

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Turzai, Evans to Face Off Over Liquor Stores

The Patriot-News Editorial Page will be hosting a forum on the selling of state liquor stores on Monday, April 11, at 11 a.m. The forum will occur at Harrisburg University, 326 Market street. It will feature debate between House Majority Leader Mike Turzai and Representative Dwight Evans over whether privatization of state stores is appropriate.

April 7th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg | No Comments

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4% Pay Cuts for State Workers

A state savings of about $6 million to help lessen the state budget deficit. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Gov. Tom Corbett is now asking state workers to take a 4 percent pay cut in the first year of their next contract after rejecting a union offer for a pay freeze just months ago.

April 6th, 2011 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Harrisburg, Playbook | 6 Comments