Wagner apologizes in farewell address to Senate as focus turns to general election

Wagner apologizes in farewell address to Senate as focus turns to general election

Wagner, who won the GOP primary in mid-May over health care consultant Paul Mango and attorney Laura Ellsworth, gave a subdued, conciliatory farewell address on the Senate Floor to mark the day.

In it, he celebrated his surprising arrival via a write-in victory in a 2014 special election, and thanked his colleagues on both sides of the aisle for working with him on myriad issues. He also apologized for times when his fiery personality may have caused offense.
Monday, June 4, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views

Tweets of the Week - May 28, 2018

Check out the week as described by Tweets from lawmakers, influencers, and others around Pennsylvania state government.
Friday, June 1, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
Categories: Features
Wagner to resign seat Monday to focus on governor's race

Wagner to resign seat Monday to focus on governor's race

Wagner’s resignation, first reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, was confirmed this evening by his campaign spokesperson Andrew Romeo.

“[Wagner] realizes that the way he can bring about the most change and do the most good for the commonwealth is to devote all his time and energy toward getting elected governor and giving Pennsylvanians a different choice,” Romeo said in an email.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
In debate, four GOP gubernatorial candidates push for less government, differ on reforms

In debate, four GOP gubernatorial candidates push for less government, differ on reforms

Answering rapid fire questions on property taxes, gerrymandering and marijuana, the four Republicans vying to challenge sitting Democratic Governor Tom Wolf mostly held back from swiping directly at each other Saturday night.

Held on Carnegie Mellon University’s campus in Pittsburgh, the debate showcased a uniform platform among all four candidates — that Pennsylvania’s government is inefficient, its taxes high, its budget bloated and its regulations burdensome.

Sunday, January 21, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
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