PA lawmakers are moving to beef up funding for the state's unemployment system

03.30.17 | Traci Lynn Woolsey

Legislation heading to the state House would free up $15 million to upgrade service in the Keystone State's unemployment compensation centers.

This week, state senators voted 39 to 8 to approve the bill.

The move comes after nearly 500 workers were laid off in December as a result of spending friction between Gov. Wolf and the senate's Republican majority.

The state Department of Labor and Industry has not yet put forth details about how the $15 million will improve services.