Outside Pittsburgh and in Philadelphia, two staffers jump onto ticket

Outside Pittsburgh and in Philadelphia, two staffers jump onto ticket

At a nominating convention Saturday, Allegheny County Republicans named Lori Mizgorski, a Shaler Township Commissioner, their new candidate for the 30th Legislative District. The seat is currently held by Rep. Hal English (R-Allegheny), who announced July 3 that he was not running for reelection. Mizgorski also works in English’s district office.

Mizgorski joins Mary Isaacson, chief of staff to Rep. Michael O'Brien (D-Philadelphia), as behind-the-scenes personnel who after post-primary retirements, are vying for their former bosses's jobs.

Monday, July 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Wolf Administration demonstrates PA Business One-Stop Shop tool, hoping to help entrepreneurs and business owners

Wolf Administration demonstrates PA Business One-Stop Shop tool, hoping to help entrepreneurs and business owners

On Monday morning Department of Community and Economic Development Deputy Secretary for Business Finance Carol Kilko led a press conference where she discussed and demonstrated Governor Wolf's PA Business One-Stop Shop. 

This tool is designed to help entrepreneurs with running and planning a business, registration and permitting, hiring employees, and funding and technical assistance. It consolidates information from multiple agencies into one location to help entrepreneurs looking to start a business or for other help. 

Monday, July 30, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
DEP, environmental groups reach settlement on Mariner East 2 permitting

DEP, environmental groups reach settlement on Mariner East 2 permitting

Legal wrangling over the flashpoint Mariner East 2 piepline’s permitting was finally resolved Friday, as the Department of Environmental Protection announced it had reached a settlement with suing environmental groups.

The Philadelphia-based Clean Air Council, as well as two other state environmental groups, had originally sued the commonwealth’s main environmental regulatory agency in February 2017, claiming that DEP had issued permits off of incomplete applications.

Friday, July 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Blunted in legislature, redistricting reformers wonder about referendums

Blunted in legislature, redistricting reformers wonder about referendums

Outside the shady home of Gov. Tom Wolf in York County two weeks ago, members of Fair Districts PA, the redistricting reform advocacy group, unveiled a somewhat clunky, although earnest, chant.

“The people have the right, to alter and reform,” the group repeated at the urging of Executive Director Carol Kuniholm.

Friday, July 27, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Tweets of the Week - July 23, 2018

Tweets of the Week - July 23, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.

Friday, July 27, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
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