In continued recall defiance, Senate advances more Corbett nominees

Five additional Corbett nominations made their way to the Senate floor Tuesday as Senate Republicans continued to advance the nominees despite a blanket recall of pending Corbett nominations made by Gov. Tom Wolf shortly after his inauguration.

Of the five nominees, four deal with education.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Bills increasing mandatory retirement age for judges advance

Bills increasing mandatory retirement age for judges advance

Two bills that would increase the current mandatory retirement age for judges—currently set at 70—moved through the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

House Bill 90 is a constitutional amendment that would increase the mandatory retirement age from 70 to 75. House Bill 89 is the statutory fix to bring the law enacting the constitutional provision up to date once the amendment is approved by the voters.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Freshman Focus: Craig Staats (R-Bucks)

Freshman Focus: Craig Staats (R-Bucks)

Meet Craig Staats (R-Bucks). He represents the 145 House District. Find out more about why he ran for office, his goals, and what he likes to do in his spare time. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Video

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
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