Senate legislation aimed at giving legislature more regulatory oversight advances from committee

Senate legislation aimed at giving legislature more regulatory oversight advances from committee

Vetoed by Gov. Tom Wolf last session, a proposal authored by Sen. John Gordner (R-Columbia) to give the legislature a stronger hand in the oversight of regulations advanced from the Senate Rules and Executive Nominations Committee Monday.

Monday, January 22, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PA Supreme Court invalidates state’s 2011 Congressional map, provides expedited redraw timeline

PA Supreme Court invalidates state’s 2011 Congressional map, provides expedited redraw timeline

In a split five-to-two decision Monday, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court held that the Commonwealth’s 2011 Congressional map "plainly and palpably violates the Constitution of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania."

 

In so doing, the court enjoined the use of the map for the 2018 congressional mid-term election, including the upcoming May 15, 2018 primary.

Monday, January 22, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango featured at Press Club luncheon

Gubernatorial candidate Paul Mango featured at Press Club luncheon

Republican candidate for governor Paul Mango spoke at the first Press Club luncheon of 2018 on Monday focusing on his campaign, his displeasure with Harrisburg and the state’s current leadership, and his policy goals should he win office.

Mango will be running in the currently four-way Republican primary on May 15 with hopes to face Gov. Tom Wolf in the November 6 General Election. 

Monday, January 22, 2018/Author: Andreas Dienner
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As lead levels rise, PWSA faces state oversight, possible restructuring in new year

As lead levels rise, PWSA faces state oversight, possible restructuring in new year

The amount of lead in Pittsburgh’s water rose by six parts per billion according to a Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority report Monday, confirming analysis by both the County Controller’s office and a Pittsburgh media outlet. 

 

The latest round of Department of Environmental Protection mandated testing showed the city’s water at 21 ppb. The federal action level for lead, triggering pipe replacements and other remedial actions, is 15 ppb.  

Monday, January 22, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
Lawmakers reboot municipal pension reform effort

Lawmakers reboot municipal pension reform effort

A renewed bipartisan effort to reform Pennsylvania’s beleaguered and fractured system of municipal pensions got underway Monday with an overview hearing held by the House and Senate Local Government committees.

Monday, January 22, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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