The Pennsylvania Legislature is considering this measure for interstate highway work zones, but might it later apply in demonstrated problem areas like U.S. Route 422?
Crowded. Claustrophobic. Sweaty. Miserable. Those were descriptions of state budget discussions less than two weeks ago in Harrisburg. Lawmakers seemingly wanted it that way.
The state's unemployment rate dropped to below 7 percent during December 2013, th first time that's happened since 2009. Problem is, the size of the state's work force is shrinking too.
Pennsylvania's governor last week said the state lacks "the will" to pass right-to-work legislation that recently became law in other states, because unions are popular here.
Its newest economic survey, released Tuesday, shows more business leaders feel good about the economy than in the last five years. They're still likely to put off hiring, though.
It would use income tax money employees would normally pay to Pennsylvania as an incentive for out-of-state employers to relocate here. Some lawmakers say they're uncomfortable with the idea.
Create jobs, he suggests, and in return keep a lion's share of what your employees would pay in state income tax.
A bill being considered by the Pennsylvania Legislature would allow in-state wine consumers to buy their fill of out-of-state vintages.