Gov. Wolf says he will not accept GOP-submitted map, calls it another “partisan gerrymander”

Gov. Wolf says he will not accept GOP-submitted map, calls it another “partisan gerrymander”

Gov. Tom Wolf Tuesday morning issued his response to the map sent to him by Republican leaders in the state General Assembly last week, telling the Pennsylvania Supreme Court that he will not accept the map since, based on his and his expert’s review, the map is another “partisan gerrymander that does not comply with the court’s order or the Pennsylvania Constitution.”

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Rep. Kaufer discusses his plan to help Pennsylvania's welfare system

Rep. Kaufer discusses his plan to help Pennsylvania's welfare system

The PLS Reporter joined Rep. Aaron Kaufer (R-Luzerne) to talk about welfare reform initiatives being pushed by the House Republican Caucus and how he, and his colleagues, plan to minimize costs and bring real reform to Pennsylvania’s welfare system.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
Speaker Turzai defends GOP-submitted congressional map, calls for transparent response from Gov. Wolf

Speaker Turzai defends GOP-submitted congressional map, calls for transparent response from Gov. Wolf

House Speaker Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) Monday afternoon defended the court-mandated revised congressional map he, along with Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson), submitted to Gov. Tom Wolf Friday night and called on the governor to response to their submission in an open and transparent way, providing a map he would support in the event he decides to not approve the new map.

Monday, February 12, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
With exit announced, Rep. Markosek reflects on time in legislature and looks ahead to new endeavors

With exit announced, Rep. Markosek reflects on time in legislature and looks ahead to new endeavors

With the recent announcement by House Appropriations Committee Minority Chairman Joe Markosek (D-Allegheny) that he plans on leaving the General Assembly at the end of this session—and his son Brandon announcing plans to run for his seat—the 36-year veteran of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is reflecting on his time in the legislature and looking ahead to new endeavors.

Monday, February 12, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Wolf addresses GOP congressional map as Pittsburgh leaves Act 47 oversight

Wolf addresses GOP congressional map as Pittsburgh leaves Act 47 oversight

With a signature, a shuffle of papers, and a handshake, Pittsburgh’s time in Act 47 financial oversight came to an end Monday morning. 

Meanwhile, taking his own questions after the ceremony, Wolf, in his first public appearance since Republican legislative leaders sent him their court-ordered replacement congressional map, only reiterated his hope for a “fair map.” 

Monday, February 12, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
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