Rendell: Prisons, welfare may see most job cuts
HARRISBURG, Pa. - January 5, 2010 -- Legislative leaders are trying to pass a bill legalizing games like blackjack and poker at Pennsylvania casinos. The goal is to use the taxes on the casinos to deal with a budget crunch.
Gov. Ed Rendell says if such a bill isn't on the way to his desk by the end of the week, he'll need to lay off nearly 1,000 state workers. He says the state prison system and the Department of Public Welfare will see the bulk of the job cuts.
Legislative leaders plan to brief their rank-and-file members on progress in their negotiations on Tuesday.
pennsylvania, gov. ed rendell, inside politics
- Pizza deliveryman ID'd in police shooting 1 min ago
- Mostly sunny, very windy today
- Get the 6abc StormTracker app
- WATCH: Action News Online
- Eye doc grew pot in Delco home, police say 14 min ago
- Fmr. Devon Prep teacher faces child porn charges
- 4 alarm fire burns at motel in Berks County 14 min ago
- 3rd lottery jackpot hits at Atlantic Co. truck stop 57 min ago
- Detectives serve warrants at Chester police station
- New 'object of interest' in missing jet hunt
- Photo released of anti-Semetic vandalism suspect
- Photos: Suspects wanted by Philadelphia Police
- Video: Video gamer is the victim of SWATting hoax
- What would you ask Mayor Nutter?
- Pizza deliveryman ID'd in police shooting
1 min ago
More Inside Poltics
Most Viewed StoriesMost Viewed Photos