Mike Stack http://wesa.fm en Marijuana Decriminalization Bills Come From Senate Dem With Eyes On Higher Office http://wesa.fm/post/marijuana-decriminalization-bills-come-senate-dem-eyes-higher-office <p>State Sen. Mike Stack, a Philadelphia Democrat and candidate for lieutenant governor, is proposing to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of marijuana.<br /> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:19:21 +0000 Mary Wilson 26535 at http://wesa.fm Lawmakers Take Aim at Bill That Changed the Way Unemployment is Calculated, Paid http://wesa.fm/post/lawmakers-take-aim-bill-changed-way-unemployment-calculated-paid <p>Initially touted as making the state’s Unemployment Compensation Fund solvent, Act 60 was passed in 2012 and implemented at the beginning of 2013. A provision in the Unemployment Compensation Solvency legislation changed the way unemployment compensation is calculated and paid to workers.</p> Mon, 02 Dec 2013 08:30:00 +0000 Deanna Garcia 20441 at http://wesa.fm PA Senator Sponsoring Tax Credit for Veteran Jobs http://wesa.fm/post/pa-senator-sponsoring-tax-credit-veteran-jobs <p>State Sen. Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia) is sponsoring a bill that would provide a $4,000 tax credit to small businesses that hire veterans.</p><p>“It’s a win/win because the employer will get a great employee in a veteran and be doing the right thing to hire one of our heroes and also get a tax credit,” Stack said. “So I think it’s job creation and it’s rewarding the folks that have fought for us.”</p><p>Stack notes the unemployment rate in Pennsylvania for veterans is 9.9 percent compared to the statewide unemployment rate of 7.8 percent.</p> Mon, 03 Jun 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Jessica Nath 10484 at http://wesa.fm