Evankovich to resign seat in August

Evankovich to resign seat in August

After eight years in the House, Rep. Eli Evankovich (R-Westmoreland) is stepping down in August.

Evankovich, who already announced after his reelection in 2016 that he wasn’t running again, is retiring a few months early to join a Western Pennsylvania manufacturing company. The company was not specified.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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With law license suspended, Kane vows to release more emails

With law license suspended, Kane vows to release more emails

The saga surrounding Attorney General Kathleen Kane continued to unfold Monday as the Supreme Court issued an order temporarily suspending her law license.

The temporary suspension comes after months of speculation surrounding what the Supreme Court would do, if anything, with regard to Kane’s law license after she was charged with a number of crimes in August.

While the temporary suspension is effective Monday, the order goes on to state that the order by itself does nothing to remove Kane from office.

Kane’s office initially responded to the suspension by saying it will be reviewing the order.

Later, however, she responded that she is grateful the order recognizes her ability to remain in office.

Monday, September 21, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Attorney General Kane: “I am innocent of any wrongdoing”

Attorney General Kane: “I am innocent of any wrongdoing”

Embattled Attorney General Kathleen Kane, in a prepared and read statement to the press Wednesday, reasserted her innocence of charges brought against her last week by Montgomery County District Attorney Risa Vetri Ferman while also redirecting the narrative in the saga which ultimately led to the charges.

“I am innocent of any wrongdoing,” she said Wednesday afternoon to a packed Capitol Media Center. “I neither conspired with anyone nor did I ask or direct anyone to do anything improper or unlawful.”

She went on to say, “I broke no laws of the Commonwealth. Period.”

According to Attorney General Kane, the story being told that led to her charges—one where she leaked confidential grand jury information to the press and then lied about it under oath—“is as incomplete as it is inaccurate.”

Wednesday, August 12, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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UPDATED: Treasurer McCord resigns, pursues private sector career

UPDATED: Treasurer McCord resigns, pursues private sector career

According to a resignation letter sent to Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday, State Treasurer Rob McCord is resigning from office, effective February 12, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

"It has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth as their elected State Treasurer for the past six years," McCord stated in his letter.

"But with my goals at Treasury now achieved - and with a new Governor now in office to appoint my successor - it is time for me to return to the private sector, where most of my life's work has been."

Thursday, January 29, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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