Pennsylvania State House Of Representatives
Superintendent Dr. William Hite has said 1,300 layoff notices would go out August 15 without money from the cigarette tax. He says a cash advance from the state doesn’t solve the district’s $81 million deficit.
After a reversal by House Democratic leaders who had cancelled the remaining days in the current session, the Pennsylvania House returns today for a post-election, “lame duck,” session to wrap up unfinished business.
With state House Democrats in disarray after massive setbacks in last week’s election, Philadelphia’s Dwight Evans – the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee – is facing a challenge to his leadership post.