Is change coming to Senate GOP leadership?

A letter circulated to Senate Republicans this week obtained by The PLS Reporter seeks support for a slate of leadership candidates not including long-time and current Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware).

According to the November 6th letter, the slate proposed by the authors maintains the current Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), but has Sen. Jake Corman (R-Centre) as Leader, Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh) as Appropriations Committee chair, Sen. John Gordner (R-Columbia) as Whip, Sen. Bob Mensch (R-Montgomery) as Caucus Chairman, and Sen. Rich Alloway (R-Franklin) as Caucus Administrator.

Friday, November 7, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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A Closer Look: Center for Rural Pennsylvania with Director Barry Denk

The PLS Reporter sat down with Barry Denk, director of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, to discuss the work of the center and its role in exploring issues affecting the commonwealth.
Friday, November 7, 2014/Author: Josh Levy
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Focus narrowing for Basic Education Funding Commission

Thursday, the Basic Education Funding Commission held its seventh hearing aimed to help in its mission to provide the legislature with a new basic education funding formula for consideration.

According to Commission Co-Chairman Sen. Pat Browne (R-Lehigh), the focus of the commission is starting to narrow to common themes of concerns expressed at the hearings. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Keeping up with the neighbors: Election wrap up

In the latest installment, Keeping up with the Neighbors takes a look at the results of Tuesday's election in the states surrounding Pennsylvania. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014/Author: Mike Howells
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Senate leaders sue lame duck Corbett

As if the results from Tuesday’s election were not bad enough for Gov. Tom Corbett, he now has a much-anticipated lawsuit on his hands.

Tuesday, leaders from both the Republican and Democratic Caucuses in the Senate filed suit against Gov. Corbett, a number of cabinet officials, and Treasurer Rob McCord challenging the governor’s July line-item veto of certain parts of the Fiscal Code, General Appropriations Act of 2014, and moving certain funds into budgetary reserve.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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