Hanger departs Wolf administration, other top level staff changes made

Hanger departs Wolf administration, other top level staff changes made

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Friday that Secretary of Policy and Planning John Hanger has left the administration and has been replaced by Deputy Secretary of Policy and Planning Sarah Galbally.

According to Friday’s announcement, Hanger is leaving in order to spend more time with his wife and daughter who currently reside in Worchester, Massachusetts, where his wife is a top administration official with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Friday, February 19, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Tags: Gov. Wolf
Pennsylvania enters new phase of criminal justice reform with JRI II

Pennsylvania enters new phase of criminal justice reform with JRI II

Following up on the success of the first rendition of the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI), Pennsylvania is now the only state in the nation to be selected to participate in the data-driven second part of the criminal justice reform program leaders from both parties in all three branches of government announced Thursday.

Thursday, February 18, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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IFO: Impact fee collections down $38 million

IFO: Impact fee collections down $38 million

The Independent Fiscal Office Wednesday released an update on impact feel collections for calendar year 2015 and projected the remittances due April 2016 will come in at $185.5 million, which is $38 million lower than the previous year.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Auditor General spotlights “incomprehensible” double standard at Gaming Control Board

Auditor General spotlights “incomprehensible” double standard at Gaming Control Board

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale Wednesday released a performance audit of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board as a follow up to the department’s 2010 audit of the board, and found what he described as an “incomprehensible” double standard in terms of meal reimbursements between board members and staff.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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PennDOT Secretary: Cap State Police funding to free up infrastructure project money

PennDOT Secretary: Cap State Police funding to free up infrastructure project money

Testifying at a hearing Tuesday regarding funding for the Pennsylvania State Police out of the Motor License Fund, PennDOT Sec. Leslie Richards said capping the amount of funding the State Police gets out of the fund will free up money needed to fund Act 89 transportation projects that won’t be completed at current funding levels.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016/Author: Jason Gottesman
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