Local attorney named as Dean's replacement for state house race

Local attorney named as Dean's replacement for state house race

Members of the state Democratic Committee have selected Ben Sanchez as their new candidate in the solidly blue 153rd Legislative District.

Sanchez, a local real estate attorney and CPA, was picked unanimously by the committee after previous office holder Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) dropped out of one of the two electoral races she was in.

Wednesday, August 1, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: News and Views
HBCU Cheyney announces new institute to study African American health

HBCU Cheyney announces new institute to study African American health

Gov. Tom Wolf was at Cheyney University Tuesday to announce the school’s partnership with Thomas Jefferson University, Starbucks Coffee, and Epscot Crenshaw Corp. to create an institute that will study issues related to race and diversity.

“Cheyney University is the perfect location for this new initiative that partners the oldest historically black university in our nation with Thomas Jefferson University – one of the oldest medical colleges in the country,” Wolf said. “This new institute will provide the kind of STEM learning and training that Pennsylvania needs to create a well-educated and skilled workforce and drive our economy forward.”

Tuesday, July 31, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
Categories: News and Views
Nurses of PA rally for safe staffing ratios

Nurses of PA rally for safe staffing ratios

Members of Nurses of PA joined in the Capitol Rotunda Tuesday afternoon to rally and tell legislators that they need better staffing and they need legislators to vote in bills to make it happen. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018/Author: Kara Barmoy
Categories: Video
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
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