Acting DEP Secretary to get confirmation hearing

Acting DEP Secretary to get confirmation hearing

The Senate Environmental Resources and Energy Committee announced Friday it has scheduled a long-awaited confirmation hearing for currently Acting Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection, Patrick McDonnell.

Friday, May 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
AG Shapiro taps former state lawmaker to head environmental protection section

AG Shapiro taps former state lawmaker to head environmental protection section

Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced Thursday that he has tapped former state House member Steve Santarsiero to lead the office’s environmental protection section.

 

According to Shapiro, Santarsiero—who will serve as Chief Deputy Attorney General for Environmental Protection—has as a strong background in the protection of the environment and natural resources.

Friday, May 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Pittsburgh reports city pensions funded at highest ratio in seven years

Pittsburgh reports city pensions funded at highest ratio in seven years

The City of Pittsburgh announced Thursday that its city pension fund is at its highest funded ratio in the last seven years, currently sitting at 60 percent.

 

The funding ratio is the highest since the Commonwealth took over management of the fund in 2010; it also reflects a five percent increase in the funding ratio since the last meeting of board overseeing the fund, which was held in February.

Friday, May 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Pittsburgh

Tweets of the Week - May 1, 2017

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, May 5, 2017/Author: Mike Howells
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PA officials express concern over federal action on health care, religious liberties

PA officials express concern over federal action on health care, religious liberties

A number of Pennsylvania officials over the last several days have publicly urged the President and Congress to not take action on a number of pressing issues at the federal level.

Thursday, May 4, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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