In recent political news headlines: Bob Guzzardi will stay on the Republican primary ballot for now, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams looks into reopening the sting operation case that Attorney General Kathleen Kane dropped, the public comment period for Healthy PA is over, negotiations between Gov. Tom Corbett and the federal government should begin this month, and we’ll have even more. Maura Pennington of PA Independent, Steve Esack of The Morning Call, and Karen Langley of the Pitt Post-Gazette will discuss these topics with our host, Brian Lockman.
(VIDEO) Tony May, a partner at Triad Strategies, and Chris Bravacos, President & CEO of the Bravo Group will be on to discuss the Governor’s Race, and specifically their TV ad campaigns. Some of the topics discussed will be their marketing strategies, how to influence viewers, creating a candidates image, and more.
(VIDEO) The PA Game Commission’s Executive Director, Matt Hough will be on to discuss hunting in PA. Some of the topics discussed will be conservation plans, setting hunting and trapping season, setting bag limits, the latest on bald eagles in PA, and more.
(VIDEO) Val Arkoosh is an obstetric anesthesiologist at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She wants to bring a physician’s point of view to health care policy in Washington. As a former president of the National Physicians Alliance, she says her Master’s Degree in Public Health will help her make a difference outside the exam room.
(VIDEO) Rep. Glen Grell (R-Cumberland) and Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-Montgomery) will be on to discuss state pensions. Some of the topics discussed will be potential pension plans in the making, current legislation out in the general assembly, finding funding through other fees and taxes, the affect it has on property taxes, and more.
(VIDEO) Manan Trivedi is a primary care doctor who has run for Pennsylvania’s 6th congressional district on two other occasions: 2010 and 2012. He says if he is elected to congress, he would bring about “refreshing change.” With incumbent Jim Gerlach having announced his retirement, and no other Democrats vying for a spot on the May primary ballot, Dr. Trivedi has a clear path to the general election.
(VIDEO) In recent political news headlines: the Senate has passed a cash gift ban, the Democratic Gubernatorial candidates had a debate Wednesday night, Corbett is struggling with the Federal government on Medicaid expansion, and more. Tony Romeo of KYW Newsradio 1060am, Robert Vickers of Pennlive, and Marc Levy of the Associated Press will discuss these topics with our host, Brian Lockman.
(VIDEO) Mark Singel, President & CEO of The Winter Group, and Robert Jubelirer, a Partner at Obermayer, Rebmann, Maxwell & Hippel LLP, will be on to discuss the 2014 Race for Governor.
(VIDEO) A news conference with Gov. Tom Corbett and other local officials.
(VIDEO) John Arway, Executive Director and Kris Kuhn, Manager of Area 7, both of the PA Fish & Boat Commission, will be on to discuss fishing in Pennsylvania. Some of the topics we’ll be discussing will be the possibility of a merger between the Fish & Boat and Game Commissions, opening day, mentoring the fishing youth, high hazard dams, the health of the Susquehanna River, and more.
(VIDEO) Sen. Rob Teplitz wants to bring attention to several ideas in the legislature that would change the rules for the way public officials are permitted to conduct their business.
(VIDEO) Minority Chair of the House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee, Rep. Greg Vitali (D-Delaware) will be on to discuss environmental issues. Some of the topics discussed will be endangered species, air pollution, royalty fee tax legislation, Marcellus shale, and more.
(VIDEO) Before this run for congress, Daylin Leach made his positions on marriage equality and the legalization of marijuana well-known in the PA Senate. Sen. Leach told PoliticsPA that this seat could be one of the most progressive in the nation. He’s looking forward to working on foreign policy.
On today’s episode, we’ll talk with Rep. John Maher (R-Allegheny and Washington) about “Rocco’s Law”; legislation that would elevate the penalty for harming police dogs to a felony of the second degree, which carries with it a maximum $25,000 fine and maximum of 10 years in jail. We will also talk with Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) about legislation that he says would provide greater convenience to the customer and increase the profit of the PLCB, to enhance the return for the taxpayer. Steve Esack of The Morning Call will also talk with us about the latest political news headlines, and what’s been going on at the Capitol.