CAPITOL CROWD: Megan Totino Consedine, Senate Secretary-Parliamentarian

CAPITOL CROWD: Megan Totino Consedine, Senate Secretary-Parliamentarian

Megan Totino Consedine, Secretary-Parliamentarian of the Senate talked with The PLS Reporter about her job, her journey to the state Capitol, and what she's looking forward to this summer. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Capitol Quick Hits for 6.4.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 6.4.14

Here are the highlights from news conferences, rallies, and advocacy days held in the Capitol today: 

  • Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill)  was joined by a number of his colleagues, educators, and business leaders at a press conference to call for the passage of his pension reform plan, expected to be amended into HB 1353. The plan, sponsors say, would “stop the bleeding,” create long-term savings, and shift risk from taxpayers.
  • Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) was joined by state lawmakers and citizen activists from Americans for Prosperity in the Main Capitol Rotunda to call for the passage of legislation that would end the practice of direct payroll deductions by unions to collect political contribution dues, and fair share fees. Michelle Malkin, nationally syndicated conservative columnist and author was the keynote speaker. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Capitol All-Stars Game preparation gets underway with “bat-grab” and player draft

Capitol All-Stars Game preparation gets underway with “bat-grab” and player draft

Preparation for the second annual Capitol All-Stars softball game began in earnest today with the East and West teams gathering in the Main Rotunda of the Capitol for the annual “bat-grab” and initial player draft.

According to event sponsors, the bipartisan, bicameral softball game last year netted more than $60,000 to help Feeding Pennsylvania and Hunger-Free PA to combat hunger in Pennsylvania.

This year, the game will be held Tuesday, September 23, at 5:30 p.m. Like last year, the game will be held a Metro Bank Park on Harrisburg’s City Island.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Sponsors Discuss Whether Hybrid Pension Plan Should be Considered Separate from Budget

VIDEO: Sponsors Discuss Whether Hybrid Pension Plan Should be Considered Separate from Budget

Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill) and Rep. Warren Kampf (R-Chester), sponsors of a proposed hybrid pension plan discuss the details of the plan and where it stands before the budget during a press event in the Capitol Media Center. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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BUDGET UPDATE: Bill could be introduced Monday, iGaming might be on the outs, June 30 still a realistic goal

Wednesday was the final legislative day of the first week of June and the budget remained a fluid situation.

“Meetings are continuing and we all agree on what has to be done and we are working on it, trying to get votes,” House Appropriations Committee Majority Chairman Bill Adolph (R-Delaware) told The PLS Reporter.

He said a budget bill could be introduced early next week, with other sources confirming it could come as soon as Monday. 

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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