Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 32

Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) joins the podcast this week! We talk about this recent election as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, how he started in politics, what it's like to represent Philadelphia in the legislature, and much more!

Friday, January 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Officials from Pennsylvania’s biggest cities respond to Trump Executive Orders, Philadelphia visit

Officials from Pennsylvania’s biggest cities respond to Trump Executive Orders, Philadelphia visit

As President Donald Trump makes his first visit to Pennsylvania since officially taking the reins as the nation’s top executive Thursday, lawmakers from both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh are responding to the visit and recent actions by the President on immigration.

Thursday, January 26, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Wagner-helmed Senate Local Government Committee approves bills punishing sanctuary cities, eliminating local paid sick leave ordinances

Wagner-helmed Senate Local Government Committee approves bills punishing sanctuary cities, eliminating local paid sick leave ordinances

In the first meeting of the Senate Local Government Committee since Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) took over as Majority Chairman, the committee voted along party lines to move to the full Senate for consideration a bill punishing so-called “sanctuary cities” and legislation that would eliminate local ordinances providing paid sick leave.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Auditor General slams payout to former PPA executive director

Auditor General slams payout to former PPA executive director

Auditor General Eugene DePasquale slammed a recent payout to former Philadelphia Parking Authority Executive Director Vincent Fenerty.

 

Fenerty stepped down in his post in September 2016 shortly before a likely vote by the PPA board to remove him from his position after allegations of sexual harassment on the part of Fenerty came to light earlier in the year.

Thursday, January 5, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Philadelphia, Allentown urge President Obama to enhance immigrant protections before he leaves office

Philadelphia, Allentown urge President Obama to enhance immigrant protections before he leaves office

The mayors of Philadelphia and Allentown joined in an open letter with 28 other municipal heads to thank President Barack Obama for his actions on immigration reform and urging him to take further executive action to protect immigrants before he leaves office later this month.

Monday, January 2, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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