Despite setback, paycheck protection still alive in state Senate

By Andrew Staub, Pennsylvania Independent

A united front of Democrats paired with a group of five Republicans more sympathetic to organized labor has left so-called paycheck protection legislation in a perilous spot, but the math still says the controversial bill limiting the collection of union dues can emerge from the state Senate.

Gov. Wolf’s union ‘tab’

By Matthew J. Brouillette, triblive.com

Gov. Tom Wolf’s first executive order banned gifts for executive-branch employees to eliminate conflicts of interest between those in power and anyone “seeking to obtain business from or has financial relations with the commonwealth.”