Monthly Archives: November 2014

Michael Newsome to serve on Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s budget task force

Michael Newsome of the Wolf Organization will serve on Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s Budget Deficit and Fiscal Stabilization Task Force, Wolf’s transition team said in a news release. The full news release, after the jump:

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Sen. Toomey calls Iran nuclear talks extension ‘very troubling’

Update. Started 8:38 p.m. In a phone interview Monday night, U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Carroll Township, said that he feels that most Americans who have been following the negotiations with Iran over its nuclear program were “not at all surprised” … Continue reading

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Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s names the head of his inaugural committee

Here is the full news release about the leaders of Gov.-elect Tom Wolf’s inaugural committee.   Governor-Elect Tom Wolf Names Governor Ed Rendell Honorary Chair of Inaugural Committee; Mary Isenhour and Reid Walsh Co-Chairs of Inaugural Committee Rendell, Isenhour, and … Continue reading

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Gov.-elect Tom Wolf names transition team’s Medicaid adviser

Democratic Gov.-elect Tom Wolf today named Estelle Richman, a former state Department of Public Welfare secretary, as the Medicaid adviser for his transition team. Wolf wants to fully expand the state’s Medicaid system under the 2010 federal healthcare law, something … Continue reading

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York County state representatives, commissioners respond to York budget crisis

York Mayor Kim Bracey called for help from county and state officials Tuesday night when she unveiled a budget with an anticipated $7 million gap. The proposed budget, which still has to be approved by City Council, would include payroll … Continue reading

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Gov.-elect Tom Wolf names steering committee for transition team

Full release after the jump:

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Pennsylvania facing $1.85 billion shortfall for 2015-16 fiscal year, report says

The state is facing a $1.85 billion shortfall for the 2015-16 fiscal year, according to a report from the state’s Independent Fiscal Office. Matthew Knittel, director of the office, said in a news release Thursday that the big contributors to … Continue reading

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How Pennsylvania’s unemployment rate compares to other states

So I’m doing more experimenting with maps today. Here is a look at how the seasonally adjust unemployment rate compares in different states for September.  

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Map: Where are Pennsylvania government leaders from?

I created this map to show where the top leaders in Harrisburg are from. The map is for the upcoming legislative session, which begins Dec. 1, and for the term of Gov.-elect Tom Wolf. His inauguration is Jan. 20. I’ve … Continue reading

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House Majority leader vote tomorrow, conspiracy theory put forward

On Wednesday, the Republican Caucus of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives will elect a new leader for the largest majority they’ve held since 1957. Rep. Stan Saylor, of Windsor Township and current majority whip, is running for the seat. The … Continue reading

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