(*This story has been updated to include comment from House Democratic spokesman Bill Patton)
With the state House returning to session on Monday, not all of the caucus employees who support the House Democratic Caucus will be returning to work.
An email to caucus employees, exclusively obtained by the Capital-Star, says that “caucus employees at the Capitol who are have not been determined to be critical for session this week are directed to stay home and telework until further notice.”
*Asked what employees were considered essential, Bill Patton, a spokesman for House Minority Leader Frank Dermody, D-Allegheny responded: “For House Democrats it’s those people who are directly involved in supporting the floor session.”
In all, that’s about 30 people, including committee support staff, Patton said Sunday.