Lawmakers clash over definition of “work” in Pennsylvania | Condition

(The Center Square) – Pennsylvania lawmakers traditionally spend weeks off in their counties, but this time the “work” of constituent relations appears to be contentious even in the tightly divided House.

In one corner, Republicans are protesting loudly and often that House Speaker Mark Rozzi, D-Temple, and the rest of his party will not be showing up for work. After all, they argue, it was his decision to adjourn the session until the last day of February, meaning almost two months without any legislative action – or even operational regulations.