on July 31, 2014 at 12:58 PM, updated July 31, 2014 at 1:19 PM
Being the writers of bills, state representatives are keen to the implications of every word and term.
So when they say they’re “scheduled to” reconvene in Harrisburg Monday afternoon, that’s different than saying they will.
Monday’s voting session was still up in the air Thursday as legislators worked behind the scenes to reach détente on the bill that’s summoning them back from summer break.
On the table is a measure to authorize a local cigarette tax to fund Philadelphia schools, a tax that Mayor Michael Nutter said is needed to keep the city’s class sizes from growing to 41 students and preventing 1,300 teacher layoffs.
The bill got kicked back to the House in early July after the Senate amended it, inserting provisions that House Majority Leader Mike Turzai and some other Republicans oppose.
Full story: Pa. lawmakers might not go back to work Monday after all as GOP leaders disagree over Philly tax Christinia Kauffman, The Patriot-News, 7/31/14