By Jan Murphy
on July 02, 2014 at 6:15 PM, updated July 02, 2014 at 8:55 PM
It’s decided. There will be no pension reform vote before the House recesses for summer.
But there is expected to be a vote before the evening is out on a bill giving Philadelphia the authorization to impose $2-a-pack cigarette tax to help fund that city’s schools.
That was the end result of an action taken by the House Human Services Committee, by a bi-partisan but mostly Republican vote, on Wednesday afternoon to move a pension bill placed in that committee on Tuesday back to the House floor.
Committee Chairman Gene DiGirolamo, R-Bucks, denied that the committee’s action was part of deal he made with Republican leaders in exchange for a vote on the Philadelphia cigarette tax.
Full story: House GOP leaders deal Corbett a blow by not taking up pension reform before summer break By Jan Murphy, Pennlive, 7/2/14