Phillips-Hill appointed to FCC committee

Phillips-Hill appointed to FCC committee

As part of a committee expansion, Rep. Kristin Philips-Hill (R-York) has been appointed a panel of the Federal Communications Commission.

She will now serve on the FCC’s Intergovernmental Advisory Committee until March 29, 2019. The committee, expanding from 15 to 30 members, provides advice on state and local telecommunications issues to the federal government.

Thursday, August 2, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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School funding sparks loud campaign fights, raises legislative questions

School funding sparks loud campaign fights, raises legislative questions

It all started one month ago in the waning days of budget season, with a meeting between advocates and the governor’s staff and some off-the-cuff remarks at a Philadelphia press conference.

But as the calendar turns to August, a controversy over the state’s school funding formula has held on as a campaign cudgel and legislative worry, as accusations of intimidation and collusion resound.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Local attorney named as Dean's replacement for state house race

Local attorney named as Dean's replacement for state house race

Members of the state Democratic Committee have selected Ben Sanchez as their new candidate in the solidly blue 153rd Legislative District.

Sanchez, a local real estate attorney and CPA, was picked unanimously by the committee after previous office holder Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) dropped out of one of the two electoral races she was in.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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Outside Pittsburgh and in Philadelphia, two staffers jump onto ticket

Outside Pittsburgh and in Philadelphia, two staffers jump onto ticket

At a nominating convention Saturday, Allegheny County Republicans named Lori Mizgorski, a Shaler Township Commissioner, their new candidate for the 30th Legislative District. The seat is currently held by Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny), who announced July 3 that he was not running for reelection. Mizgorski also works in English’s district office.

Mizgorski joins Mary Isaacson, chief of staff to Rep. Michael O'Brien (D-Philadelphia), as behind-the-scenes personnel who after post-primary retirements, are vying for their former bosses's jobs.

Monday, July 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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DEP, environmental groups reach settlement on Mariner East 2 permitting

DEP, environmental groups reach settlement on Mariner East 2 permitting

Legal wrangling over the flashpoint Mariner East 2 piepline’s permitting was finally resolved Friday, as the Department of Environmental Protection announced it had reached a settlement with suing environmental groups.

The Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council, as well as two other state environmental groups, had originally sued the commonwealth’s main environmental regulatory agency in February 2017, claiming that DEP had issued permits off of incomplete applications.

Friday, July 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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