Arneson to take over Open Records Office for departing Mutchler

Arneson to take over Open Records Office for departing Mutchler

Gov. Tom Corbett announced Friday that departing Office of Open Records Executive Director Terry Mutchler will be replaced by Erik Arneson, communications and policy director for one-time Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware).

Sen. Pileggi—along with Arneson—was one of the main architects of Pennsylvania’s Right-To-Know law.

The Office of Open Records Executive Director position is not subject to Senate confirmation and is appointed by the governor for a six-year term at a salary of $140,000 per year.

Friday, January 9, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Stack to resign Senate seat

According to a news release Friday, Sen. Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia), who is currently Lt. Gov.-elect, will resign his seat in the Senate on Inauguration Day, January 20.

It has been previously reported that he may try to keep his seat.

Friday, January 9, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Mutchler announces new job with Pepper Hamilton law firm

VIDEO: Mutchler announces new job with Pepper Hamilton law firm

In a brief news conference Friday, Executive Director of the Office of Open Records Terry Mutchler announced she would be leaving the position for a new job at Pepper Hamilton law firm. 

Friday, January 9, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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Senate Bill 1 pension reform likely to include defined contribution plan

Pension reform has been given the key moniker of Senate Bill 1 and will likely take the form of a defined contribution plan, a key player in the process told The PLS Reporter this week.

During Tuesday’s swearing-in day ceremonies in the Senate, newly re-elected President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) raised the prospects of pension reform legislation to a new level by declaring a pension reform bill will take on the prestigious title of Senate Bill 1, a more-than-symbolic gesture emphasizing the importance of the issue to the Senate.

Thursday, January 8, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Wolf announces General Counsel, Secretary of Commonwealth nominee

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf Thursday continued announcing top-level staffers and cabinet nominees by naming Denise Smyler to head his Office of General Counsel and Pedro Cortes as his nominee for Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Thursday, January 8, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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