Speaker Turzai defends GOP-submitted congressional map, calls for transparent response from Gov. Wolf

Speaker Turzai defends GOP-submitted congressional map, calls for transparent response from Gov. Wolf

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) Monday afternoon defended the court-mandated revised congressional map he, along with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), submitted to Gov. Tom Wolf Friday night and called on the governor to response to their submission in an open and transparent way, providing a map he would support in the event he decides to not approve the new map.

Monday, February 12, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
GOP state party endorses Scott Wagner for governor, Jeff Bartos for Lt. Governor

GOP state party endorses Scott Wagner for governor, Jeff Bartos for Lt. Governor

The Pennsylvania state Republican Party held its annual winter meeting Saturday where they voted to endorse state Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) to be the party’s nominee for governor and Montgomery County businessman Jeff Bartos in the race for Lt. Governor.

Saturday, February 10, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Republican legislative leaders send Gov. Wolf new congressional map

Republican legislative leaders send Gov. Wolf new congressional map

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced late Friday afternoon that they have agreed among themselves on a new congressional map that they later sent to Gov. Tom Wolf that evening.

 

“The Republican legislative leaders in the House and Senate have agreed to a Congressional District Map that complies fully with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s order and opinion," read a joint statement from the two Republican legislative leaders.

 

"We will be submitting our map to the governor this evening.”

Friday, February 9, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 54: Gov. Tom Wolf's FY 2018-2019 budget address

In this episode of the podcast, we replay Gov. Tom Wolf's FY 2018-2019 budget address and update on the latest budget and redistricting news.
Friday, February 9, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Legislators face short turnaround to meet redistricting timeline

Legislators face short turnaround to meet redistricting timeline

Given the lost day to winter weather on Wednesday, when lawmakers return to session from their respective twelve-hour calls, they will face a short turnaround time to get a new congressional map to Gov. Tom Wolf in order to meet the Friday deadline laid out by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

 

If lawmakers fail to meet the deadline on Friday, the Court would then step in and—with the help of a specially-appointed Master—select a map they feel meets state constitutional muster.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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