Pension reform proposal gets Senate Bill 1 designation for second straight session

Pension reform proposal gets Senate Bill 1 designation for second straight session

A much anticipated pension reform proposal from the Senate was formally introduced Thursday, getting the designation of Senate Bill 1 for the second straight session.

 

The designation of Bill 1 in either chamber is traditionally set aside for legislation of the highest public importance or as a symbolic measure to articulate the priority of the majority caucus.

Friday, May 19, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Right to Know Law update bill clears Senate

Right to Know Law update bill clears Senate

The Senate today unanimously passed Senate Bill 411, legislation introduced by Sen. Dominic Pileggi (R-Delaware) that would make substantial updates to Pennsylvania’s Right to Know Law.

Sen. Pileggi was the prime sponsor of the current Right to Know Law’s implementing legislation.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Arneson to resume Open Records director post for the time

Gov. Tom Wolf announced Monday that his administration would not oppose the motion to lift the stay of the Commonwealth Court’s order of last week reinstating Erik Arneson as head of the Office of Open Records, while his office appeals the decisions.

In cases of an appeal, there is an automatic stay of the lower court’s order unless lifted.

After the Commonwealth Court held that Gov. Wolf exceeded his authority in firing Arneson in February, the Wolf administration stated their intention to appeal. When Arneson showed up to work at the Office of Open Records after the court order, he was turned away pending the appeal.

The decision Monday effectively reinstates Arneson to the post for which he was hired by Gov. Tom Corbett and later fired from by Gov. Wolf.

Monday, June 15, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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“Paycheck protection” constitutional amendment moves one step closer to passage

The Senate State Government Committee advanced a proposal by Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) that would amend Pennsylvania’s constitution to prohibit state government and public schools from collecting union membership dues, fees, and political contributions from employees

Supporters refer to the proposal as “paycheck protection.”

Monday, February 23, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
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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
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