House committee to consider natural gas leaseholder bills Monday

The House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is scheduled to hold a vote on two bills being couched by their sponsor as leaseholder protection bills Monday.

CLICK HERE to read more about the bills and for a preview of Monday's meeting.
Friday, June 6, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Bill to end statewide judicial elections scheduled for Tuesday committee vote

Tuesday, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to consider House Bill 1848, by Rep. Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster), which would end statewide appellate court judicial elections in Pennsylvania and replace it with a system of merit selection.

As drafted, the legislation would do away with the current statewide system of appellate judge elections while maintaining judicial elections for the courts of common pleas and magisterial district courts. 

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Friday, June 6, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Capitol Quick Hits for 6.5.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 6.5.14

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

  • Gov. Tom Corbett was joined by Pocono Raceway President and CEO Brandon Igdalsky, co-chairman of the House Motorsports Caucus Rep. John Payne (R-Dauphin), and Harrisburg Mayor Eric Papenfuse to host a first- of- its kind hauler parade through Harrisburg. The unique procession of NASCAR racecar haulers were on their way to the Pocono 400 at the Pocono Raceway, one of Pennsylvania’s “great sports destinations,” said Gov. Corbett. This event marked the first time an official hauler parade came through Pennsylvania and offered NASCAR fans the opportunity to see team haulers up close, at no charge.
  • The Pennsylvania Association of School Business Administrators (PASBO) and the Pennsylvania Association of School Administrators (PASA) held a conference call this morning to discuss the findings of the fourth annual report on school district budgets. Jay Himes, Executive Director of PASBO, explained that 279 school districts responded to the survey which represents 1,000,000 of Pennsylvania’s traditional K-12 school students.
  • Environmental, faith-based, civic, and human rights groups held a teleconference to call on governors from NY, PA, and MD and the Susquehanna River Basin to complete a comprehensive study of shale gas operations’ cumulative impacts on water quality in the Susquehanna River Basin. 

Thursday, June 5, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Capitol All-Stars Game Full Press Conference

Capitol All-Stars Game Full Press Conference

Miss the press conference announcing team captains for the second annual Capitol All-Stars Game? Never fear! The PLS Reporter has you covered with the full video from PCN.

CLICK HERE to view the video.

Thursday, June 5, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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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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