A Closer Look: The Independent Regulatory Review Commission, with Chairman John Mizner

A Closer Look: The Independent Regulatory Review Commission, with Chairman John Mizner

The PLS Reporter recently sat down with John Mizner, chairman of the Independent Regulatory Review Commission (IRRC), to talk about the history and function of the commission.

Mizner focused on the role IRRC plays in the regulatory review process and the impact the commission's work has on Pennsylvanians every day.

Friday, October 31, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
Categories: News and Views
Tags: IRRC

Crows aren’t welcome at the Capitol

Don’t be alarmed, the sound of gunfire you might hear around the Capitol Complex beginning Friday won’t harm you.

It’s time for the Department of General Services’s annual Crow Dispersal Program, now in its 17th year.

Thursday, October 30, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Tags: CrowsDGS
A Closer Look: The Public Employee Retirement Commission, with James McAneny

A Closer Look: The Public Employee Retirement Commission, with James McAneny

James McAneny, executive director of the Public Employee Retirement Commission, sat down with The PLS Reporter to discuss the commission’s history and functions.

 

McAneny also touched on the current pension issue facing the Commonwealth, and what PERC is doing to help in the process of dealing with it.

Thursday, October 30, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
Categories: News and Views
A Closer Look: The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, with Executive Director Phil Durgin

A Closer Look: The Legislative Budget and Finance Committee, with Executive Director Phil Durgin

The PLS Reporter sat down with Executive Director Phil Durgin to get a behind-the-meetings look at the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee.

Durgin discussed the difficulties as well as the luxuries that the committee deals with, and detailed both the committee's creation and how it currently operates.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
Categories: News and Views
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The most enacted topics from last session were…

Each session, the General Assembly deals with a number of topics in legislation. However, most sessions have their concentrations given the pertinent issues of the day.

The 2013-2014 legislative session saw the General Assembly trying to tackle issues such as child abuse reporting, reforming Pennsylvania’s health care landscape in the wake of the federal Affordable Care Act and Gov. Tom Corbett’s Healthy PA initiative, as well as trying to jump start Pennsylvania’s economy.

So, how did these main themes compare with the amount of legislation sent to the governor this session?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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