When Governor Wolf presents his budget plan for Pennsylvania, county governments will be paying attention because they want to make sure they get enough funding to provide critical human services. Douglas Hill, Executive Director for the County Commissioners Association of Pennsylvania, wants the governor and lawmakers to restore cuts made to their members’ budgets, […]
Brad Bumsted, author of “Keystone Corruption,” takes viewers on a tour of a rogues’ gallery of elected officials who abused the public trust and paid the price. Even architect Joseph Huston, the man who designed the building with a soaring rotunda, wasn’t immune to scandal.
Joining us in our studio is Karen Langley, Harrisburg Bureau Chief of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. She’ll discuss the latest news on the SCI Pittsburgh prison closing, as well as the recent firing of former Drug and Alcohol Department Sec. Gary Tennis. Later, we’ll hear from Sec. John Wetzel from the PA Department of Corrections about […]
The designation of “sanctuary campus” means that such a university can direct their law enforcement not to cooperate with federal officials with regard matters of immigration. Rep. Jerry Knowles, a Republican from Schuylkill County, wants to penalize such a campus by withholding their state funds. He sees it as a way of enforcing federal law. […]
Governor Wolf has announced plans to close two state prisons. Senator John Yudichak is angry because he says the decision was made without legislative and public input. That’s going to change, because hearings are scheduled in Harrisburg now. Senator Yudichak has a prison vulnerable to closing in his district. He says potential lost jobs translates […]
When Governor Wolf laid off hundreds of workers who handle phone calls about unemployment compensation benefits in December, a flow of information to eligible Pennsylvanians slowed considerably. Tom Herman, President of SEIU Local 668, represents the employees who work at call centers statewide. He’s blaming a certain senator for not securing the funds to restore […]
With Governor Wolf’s budget due February 7th and a new legislative session under way, theories with respect to what the governor and the lawmakers will end up working on abound. But some guesses are better informed than others. Take for instance the predictions of Rocco Pugliese, President of Pugliese Associates, a Harrisburg lobbying firm since […]