Colleagues remember Fabrizio as jovial, yet professional, legislator

Colleagues remember Fabrizio as jovial, yet professional, legislator

After over a year long battle with cancer, Rep. Flo Fabrizio (D-Erie) died Tuesday morning, per GoErie.

Fabrizio, first elected in 2002, was diagnosed in April 2017 with pancreatic cancer.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Republicans examine whether economic development can bubble up from beer industry

Republicans examine whether economic development can bubble up from beer industry

Could struggling towns find prosperity at the bottom of a keg?

Senate Republican Policy Committee Chairman David Argall (R-Schuylkill) and a host of brewers, local elected officials and economic development gurus met Monday, the start of a week of events, to look at how far beer-making can take a local economy.

Monday, July 23, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Governor appoints new head of School Safety and Security Committee

Governor appoints new head of School Safety and Security Committee

Gov. Tom Wolf today announced current Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency chairman Charles Ramsey will take over as chair of the School Safety and Security Committee, which was established with the enactment of Act 44 in June.

Monday, July 23, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh residents plead with council to keep the PWSA public

Pittsburgh residents plead with council to keep the PWSA public

Pittsburgh residents are not thrilled with the idea of a partnership between the Pittsburgh Water and Sewer Authority and Peoples Natural Gas.

That’s why most of Wednesday night saw residents telling city council members that privatization would spell disaster for the city.

Friday, July 20, 2018/Author: Atiya Irvin-Mitchell
Categories: Pittsburgh
DePasquale report cites $581 million in potential recreational marijuana revenue, but that doesn't mean lawmakers are biting

DePasquale report cites $581 million in potential recreational marijuana revenue, but that doesn't mean lawmakers are biting

Pennsylvania could be rolling in extra green if it was cool with selling green, according to the state’s fiscal watchdog.

A year after coming out in favor of legalizing it, Auditor General Eugene DePasquale released a special report that estimated the state could get an extra $581 million a year from regulating and taxing marijuana.

Friday, July 20, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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