February 10, 2016
Today, the State House passed House Bill (HB) 1803, legislation sponsored by Rep. Ryan Mackenzie (R-Lower Macungie Twp.) to restore $3.78 million in state funding for hospital-based burn centers. If enacted into law, this state appropriation could be used to draw down an additional $4 million in federal matching funds for these important health care facilities.
February 09, 2016
Governor Tom Wolf’s fiscal year 2016–2017 state budget address focused on the unresolved 2015–2016 state budget, the crisis threatening the commonwealth, and the consequences of inaction. He believes the problem is mathematical, and pointed to the potential for a $2 billion budget deficit by July 2017.
January 28, 2016
Pennsylvania hospital employment decreased by 500 jobs from November to December, for total direct employment of 271,300. This is 400 more hospital jobs than one year ago, December 2014, when the total number was 270,900.
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