2017 primary election wrap

2017 primary election wrap

The results from the 2017 primary election in Pennsylvania are in and, like with any election, while a lot looks set to change, much will continue to remain the same.

Wednesday, May 17, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
DEP floats fee increase to pay for enhanced water quality monitoring

DEP floats fee increase to pay for enhanced water quality monitoring

The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection announced Tuesday that its rulemaking arm—the Environmental Quality Board—will be examining a proposal at its Wednesday meeting to increase fees for new and amended water permits and implement annual fees for community water systems, non-community water systems, and bottled, vended, retail and bulk water suppliers in order to hire more water quality inspectors.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Gov. Wolf says DNC surplus should’ve been returned to PA taxpayers

Gov. Wolf says DNC surplus should’ve been returned to PA taxpayers

Gov. Tom Wolf over the weekend said a $4 million surplus in funds left over from the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia should have been returned to Pennsylvania’s taxpayers.

Monday, May 15, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
New municipal electric rate fairness proposal draws swift derision from municipal electric providers

New municipal electric rate fairness proposal draws swift derision from municipal electric providers

Thursday morning, Rep. Aaron Bernstine (R-Lawrence) announced the introduction of legislation aimed at what he called “fairness” among municipal electric providers, requiring them to adopt more uniform and reasonable rates.

 

Shortly following the announcement, the legislation drew swift negative reaction from those providers, who indicated the proposal would have “dramatic unintended consequences.”

Friday, May 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Civil Service Commission “bans the box” on state employment applications

Civil Service Commission “bans the box” on state employment applications

Joining in a move announced last week by Gov. Tom Wolf for non-civil service positions, the state Civil Service Commission announced this week that it will no longer include a question about criminal convictions on a majority of employment applications for civil service positions.

Friday, May 12, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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