Timothy Barry has been practicing law in the municipal and public sector for 37 years. He’s worked on police and fire contracts, and grievance arbitrations. He says labor strikes were more common early in his career, but more recently he has successfully negotiated public employee contracts without work stoppage. Now he’s running on the Democratic […]
Rick Bloomingdale, President of the PA AFL-CIO, David Fillman, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 13, and Jerry Oleksiak, President of the PSEA, come on our program to talk about the PA Budget and its effect on labor. The topics include minimum wage, unemployment compensation, school property taxes, pensions, and liquor privatization.
Geoff Moulton was sworn in as a judge on Pennsylvania’s Superior Court after he was nominated by Governor Tom Wolf and confirmed by the Senate. He was a federal prosecutor in Philadelphia, and a chief counsel for a U.S. senator. His term on Superior Court expires at the end of 2017. Now he’s running for […]
The Independent Fiscal Office, has said the Governor’s proposed severance tax could make up to a billion dollars per year, but could also be hundreds of millions lower depending on gas prices. Kevin Moody, Vice President and General Counsel for the Pennsylvania Independent Oil & Gas Association, and Larry Schweiger, President & CEO of PennFuture, join us […]
Paul Lalley practices labor and employment law for a municipal and public school clients firm in Pittsburgh. He has argued public education cases in front of Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court and Commonwealth Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals. A former law clerk for Justice Sandra Schultz Newman, Mr. Lalley is running for one of two […]
Journalists Roundtable is in Philadelphia this week to discuss issues facing the city, including the 7-way Democratic primary for Philadelphia District Attorney. The primary election is on May 16 and comes in the wake of an indictment on 23 counts of fraud, extortion and bribery of Philadelphia’s outgoing DA Seth Williams, who decided not to run for another term. A new House member from Philadelphia was sworn in this week after winning a March 21 special election that Republicans say was fraught with irregularities. Rep. Emilio Vazquez was a rare write-in campaign winner, with just 5 percent of the eligible electorate coming to the polls. In Harrisburg, the House passed a budget bill this week that cut $800 million from Gov. Tom Wolf’s proposed budget. The House also debated mandatory minimum sentences for several hours. This week’s guests are: Dave Davies, with WHYY FM; Claire Sasko, with Philadelphia Magazine; and Solomon Jones, Host of Wake Up With WURD on WURD 900 AM. Our host is Brian Lockman.
Richard Geist, Founder of Richard Geist Consulting and Former PA Representative, and Franklin Kury, Former PA Senator and Representative, come on our program to talk about the budget process. They’ll discuss what it’s like to be in meetings discussing the budget, and all of the major issues that come along with it.
Recorded 4-4-17 in Pittsburgh. Topics include: the discipline of a judge, Right-to-Know Law and whether personal information of government employees is protected, health care provider performance evaluations and if peer review information is discoverable, whether a trustee of an estate who purchased land from the estate properly filed the deed, and health insurance denial bad […]