Stack schedules Reschenthaler replacement election for April 2

Stack schedules Reschenthaler replacement election for April 2

With former Sen. Guy Reschenthaler (R-Allegheny) off to Congress, the Pennsylvania Senate is still one short of 50.

His replacement will be chosen by suburban Pittsburgh voters on April 2, per a tweet from outgoing Lt. Gov. Mike Stack.

Friday, January 4, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Brown, Kavulich seats to be filled in special elections on March 12

Brown, Kavulich seats to be filled in special elections on March 12

Two special elections will take place in Philadelphia and Lackawanna counties March 12 to fill the House’s two vacant seats.

Since Oct. 16, when former Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich (D-Lackawanna) passed away, and Dec. 11, when Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown (D-Philadelphia) resigned following her bribery conviction, the seats have been empty.
Thursday, January 3, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Following wave of vacancies, House GOP chairmanships face shake up

Following wave of vacancies, House GOP chairmanships face shake up

Rep. Rob Kauffman (R-Franklin) was named new chief of the powerful House Judiciary Committee while Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) will take over the House Environmental Resources and Energy Committee, two of the many shuffles needed to cover nine openings from retirements and electoral defeats in caucus committee leadership.

Kauffman had previously been chair of the House Labor and Industry Committee, while Metcalfe chaired State Government.
Wednesday, January 2, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Much ado about rules: Cutler tackles sexual harassment, amendment filibusters in rule changes

Much ado about rules: Cutler tackles sexual harassment, amendment filibusters in rule changes

Newly minted House Majority Leader Bryan Cutler (R-Lancaster) pushed through a slew of rule changes on his first day as floor leader Jan. 1, the largest since the bipartisan rules reform commission just over a decade ago.

“If you’ve followed me in anyway, I tend to shoot big,” he said.

Among the changes include a revised policy on sexual harassment discipline for, a new committee with subpoena power over the executive branch, and a ban on so-called ghost amendments, a loophole which let members tack hundreds of amendments onto bills to effectively kill the legislation.
Tuesday, January 1, 2019/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
Torres to Aging, Boockvar to take over State as Wolf makes second term cabinet switches

Torres to Aging, Boockvar to take over State as Wolf makes second term cabinet switches

With a second term under his belt, Gov. Tom Wolf made a few minor cabinet shuffles ahead of the new year.

The biggest switch is Acting Secretary of State Robert Torres moving to take over as Secretary of Aging. Torres worked in the health field under former Gov. Ed Rendell as well as an executive for Capital Blue Cross.
Monday, December 31, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
RSS
12345678910Last