Mark Hoffman

Keystone State Extends Same-Sex Benefits

By: - September 11, 2003

Pennsylvania recently became the sixth state to allow gay and/or lesbian employees to use family or sick leave time to care for their domestic partner. The provision allowing use of sick leave, which had been on the table in union negotiations for more than a decade, was included in the four-year contract between the state […]

Pennsylvania Liquor Stores Get More Competitive

By: - July 14, 2003

In an effort to boost its bottom-line, Pennsylvania is trying to entice more people to purchase alcohol in the Keystone State instead of neighboring states by making its state-owned liquor stores more customer-friendly. The state, which controls all retail sales of wine and liquor through a network of 638 stores overseen by the Pennsylvania Liquor […]

Keystone State Voters Betting on Slots

By: - October 30, 2002

Pennsylvania voters know one thing for sure about the November elections — expanded gambling is coming to the Keystone State despite the opposition of religious leaders. Regardless of which major party candidate for governor the voters select Republican GOP Attorney General Michael Fisher or Democratic former Philadelphia Mayor Edward Rendell, they will, in essence, be […]