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.

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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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Capitol Quick Hits for 6.4.14

Capitol Quick Hits for 6.4.14

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

  • Rep. Mike Tobash (R-Schuylkill)  was joined by a number of his colleagues, educators, and business leaders at a press conference to call for the passage of his pension reform plan, expected to be amended into HB 1353. The plan, sponsors say, would “stop the bleeding,” create long-term savings, and shift risk from taxpayers.
  • Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) was joined by state lawmakers and citizen activists from Americans for Prosperity in the Main Capitol Rotunda to call for the passage of legislation that would end the practice of direct payroll deductions by unions to collect political contribution dues, and fair share fees. Michelle Malkin, nationally syndicated conservative columnist and author was the keynote speaker. 

Wednesday, June 4, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
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Capitol All-Stars Game preparation gets underway with “bat-grab” and player draft

Capitol All-Stars Game preparation gets underway with “bat-grab” and player draft

Preparation for the second annual Capitol All-Stars softball game began in earnest today with the East and West teams gathering in the Main Rotunda of the Capitol for the annual “bat-grab” and initial player draft.

According to event sponsors, the bipartisan, bicameral softball game last year netted more than $60,000 to help Feeding Pennsylvania and Hunger-Free PA to combat hunger in Pennsylvania.

This year, the game will be held Tuesday, September 23, at 5:30 p.m. Like last year, the game will be held a Metro Bank Park on Harrisburg’s City Island.

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Wednesday, June 4, 2014/Author: Jason Gottesman
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