Why hasn’t the House Rules Committee formed yet?

Look at the list of House standing committees and one might notice the curiosity of the House Rules Committee not having been formed yet.

So, what’s the story?
Monday, February 2, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Pileggi says seniority, tradition not respected in committee chairmanship appointments

Wednesday, a message read across the Senate desk announced that recently Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware), recently dethroned as majority leader, had resigned his chairmanship of the Senate Local Government Committee.

According to a letter obtained by The PLS Reporter, Sen. Pileggi did not actually resign the chairmanship, but merely refused to accept the chairmanship given to him.

Friday, January 30, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Treasurer McCord to resign immediately, plead guilty to federal charges

According to a video released by Treasurer Rob McCord Friday afternoon, he is moving up his resignation date from February 12 to immediately.

He explained he inappropriately used the power of his office to solicit campaign contributions, for which he is currently under federal investigation and expected to plead guilty.

Friday, January 30, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Sen. Gordner wants more legislative oversight of regulations

According to a co-sponsorship memo circulated this week, Sen. John Gordner (R-Columbia) will be introducing legislation in the coming weeks to provide greater legislative oversight in Pennsylvania’s regulatory review process.

Currently, each standing committee of the General Assembly has oversight of regulations from certain departments as designated by the President Pro Tempore and Speaker of the House.

Friday, January 30, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
UPDATED: Treasurer McCord resigns, pursues private sector career

UPDATED: Treasurer McCord resigns, pursues private sector career

According to a resignation letter sent to Gov. Tom Wolf Thursday, State Treasurer Rob McCord is resigning from office, effective February 12, 2015, at 5:00 p.m.

"It has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve the citizens of the Commonwealth as their elected State Treasurer for the past six years," McCord stated in his letter.

"But with my goals at Treasury now achieved - and with a new Governor now in office to appoint my successor - it is time for me to return to the private sector, where most of my life's work has been."

Thursday, January 29, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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