After week of controversy, Wagner uses press club to tout education plan

After week of controversy, Wagner uses press club to tout education plan

At a press luncheon Monday, gubernatorial hopeful Scott Wagner continued his campaign narrative that he, and not Gov. Tom Wolf, will be a true champion for public education, while criticizing media coverage of issues he sees as trivial.

Since June, his campaign has seized on two sets of remarks, one from Wolf himself, the other from a top aide, to claim that the governor wants to shift all school funding through the 2015 fair funding formula.

Monday, August 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views

Chief Justice Saylor comments on Kane suspension, other court matters

Just a week after temporarily suspending Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s license to practice law in Pennsylvania, Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Saylor spoke about the event at September’s Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon.

Notably focusing on a part of the suspension order that clarified that the suspension did not remove Kane from office, Saylor stated that the clarifying sentence was added to address confusion and speculation about what a temporary suspension means.

“The order could’ve been, perhaps, written without that sentence,” he said. “But, I think, we thought collectively because of the speculation that had been ongoing in the media and also some misinformation, misunderstanding, that it was better we take that opportunity in a unanimous fashion to clarify what the order did and didn’t do.”

He added the order made the fact that the suspension does not in-and-of-itself remove Kane from office “self-evident what would have otherwise been implicit."

Monday, September 28, 2015/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Capitol Quick Hits for 9.22.14

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

  • Tom Wolf, Democratic Candidate for Governor, spoke at this month's Pennsylvania Press Club luncheon today at the Hilton hotel in Harrisburg. Some topics he discussed were voter turnout and his support for a plan to raise state income tax in exchange for a dollar-for-dollar reduction in local school property taxes. 
Monday, September 22, 2014/Author: Alanna Koll
Categories: Event Central