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As debate rages, Wolf says he will veto attempts to stop Polk and White Haven shutdown

BY: - December 17, 2019

Gov. Tom Wolf has promised to veto a bill that would overturn his administration’s decision to shutter two state facilities that care for the intellectually disabled. Wolf first made the promise in a private Nov. 19 letter to the Philadelphia chapter of ADAPT, a disability rights group, and it was reiterated by a spokesperson Tuesday. […]

The number of disabled people who live at state-run centers has dwindled. That doesn’t mean closing them isn’t controversial

BY: - October 15, 2019

Why is closing state centers for the disabled controversial? Funding is tight, change is scary, and many are not happy with the process.

State, union officials fear economic fallout from closure of centers serving Pennsylvanians with intellectual disabilities

BY: - August 16, 2019

The two state centers, White Haven in Luzerne County and Polk in Venango, will be gradually shut down over the next three years.

Backed by high-powered law firm, Pa. state worker files class action suit to demand union dues refund

BY: - August 13, 2019

The Pennsylvania suit seeks back agency fees, or monthly payments, that all employees in a workplace were required to pay to the shop’s union, even if the individual was not a union member. These fees are typically less than full dues. 

Despite immigration concerns, bill that expands use of federal work status checks passes House

BY: - June 17, 2019

By a 140-plus vote margin, the House on Monday passed a bill to expand federal immigration work status checks to the state's construction industry. 

Unions, immigration advocates divided over expanding work status checks to construction industry

BY: - June 13, 2019

That divide is also manifesting itself in the General Assembly.

Union opposition to post-Janus proposal divides Republican caucus in Pa. House

BY: - April 19, 2019

A bill that targets state unions and should be an easy sell to GOP lawmakers in the House has instead been stopped by a debate over how much to push a powerful interest group that has dug in its heels.