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Privatization, Paycheck Protection Still on Agenda

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Tomorrow, April 28, the PA General Assembly returns from it's Easter recess. Several pieces of legislation of interest to working Pennsylvanians and their allies are on the agenda.

House Bill 1507, which would affect union dues, remains in Committee. But according to the State AFL-CIO, there are efforts to include the provisions of 1507 into other bills as amendments.

Efforts to privatize the State's Liquor System are also on the agenda. According to Penn Live, a plan to allow grocery and convenience stores to sell a limited amount of beer and wine could reach the Governors desk by May. United Food and Commercial Workers 1776 has taken to the airwaves with an ad that mentions how in North Carolina privatized system, an average of one child per week dies in an underage drinking incident.

Reforming the State Pension system is another issue that could come up, according to House Majority Whip Sam Saylor (R, Red Lion).

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