Pennsylvania's transportation infrastructure; a year after Act 89, Part I

Pennsylvania's transportation infrastructure; a year after Act 89, Part I

November 25th will mark the first anniversary of Governor Tom Corbett’s signing of Act 89 into law, which proponents described as “Pennsylvania’s most comprehensive piece of state transportation legislation in decades.” The legislation was designed to provide an additional $2.3 to $2.4 billion for the Commonwealth’s transportation system by its fifth year.

A key player in securing the passage of Act 89 was Department of Transportation Secretary Barry Schoch. The PLS Reporter sat down with Sec. Schoch to discuss the impact of Act 89 in the commonwealth, provided here in a three-part series. 

Monday, November 17, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Freshman Focus: Mario Scavello (R-Monroe)

Freshman Focus: Mario Scavello (R-Monroe)

Meet Sen.-elect Mario Scavello (R-Monroe). Although he is not new to the Pennsylvania General Assembly, find out why this former House Representative ran for the state Senate in his district, what he hopes to accomplish, and what sites are on his "must see" list when traveling the country. 

Monday, November 17, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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The Pennsylvania Supreme Court - A State of Flux

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court is facing a number of uncertainties going into 2015. The Court has only six sitting justices instead of its full complement of seven, with two more vacancies coming in 2015. There have not been three open seats on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court since the days of its colonial predecessor, the Provincial Appellate Court, established by William Penn in 1684. How they will be filled is an open question that Pennsylvania voters and its next governor will be obliged to answer, all while efforts underway to increase the mandatory retirement age could impact the terms of three more justices.

Friday, November 14, 2014/Author: Corinna Wilson
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Freshman Focus: Peter Schweyer (D-Lehigh)

Freshman Focus: Peter Schweyer (D-Lehigh)

Meet Rep.-elect Peter Schweyer (D-Lehigh). He represents the 22nd district. Find out why he ran for public office, his goals, and what he does in his spare time. 

Friday, November 14, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Freshman Focus: Mike Driscoll (D-Philadelphia)

Freshman Focus: Mike Driscoll (D-Philadelphia)

Meet Rep.-elect Mike Driscoll (D-Philadelphia). He represents the 173rd district. Find out how his background has influenced his goals for being a member of the General Assembly. 

Friday, November 14, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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