Stack to resign Senate seat

According to a news release Friday, Sen. Mike Stack (D-Philadelphia), who is currently Lt. Gov.-elect, will resign his seat in the Senate on Inauguration Day, January 20.

It has been previously reported that he may try to keep his seat.

Friday, January 9, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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VIDEO: Mutchler announces new job with Pepper Hamilton law firm

VIDEO: Mutchler announces new job with Pepper Hamilton law firm

In a brief news conference Friday, Executive Director of the Office of Open Records Terry Mutchler announced she would be leaving the position for a new job at Pepper Hamilton law firm. 

Friday, January 9, 2015/Author: Alanna Koll
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Senate Bill 1 pension reform likely to include defined contribution plan

Pension reform has been given the key moniker of Senate Bill 1 and will likely take the form of a defined contribution plan, a key player in the process told The PLS Reporter this week.

During Tuesday’s swearing-in day ceremonies in the Senate, newly re-elected President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) raised the prospects of pension reform legislation to a new level by declaring a pension reform bill will take on the prestigious title of Senate Bill 1, a more-than-symbolic gesture emphasizing the importance of the issue to the Senate.

Thursday, January 8, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Wolf announces General Counsel, Secretary of Commonwealth nominee

Gov.-elect Tom Wolf Thursday continued announcing top-level staffers and cabinet nominees by naming Denise Smyler to head his Office of General Counsel and Pedro Cortes as his nominee for Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Thursday, January 8, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Secret House panel investigation of Philly lawmaker cash payments seems dead

The much-rumored internal House investigation into alleged ethics violations by members receiving cash bribes appears to have stalled out.

The allegations of the quid-pro-quo came from an investigation dropped by Attorney General Kathleen Kane early in 2014 and subsequently picked up by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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