Strassburger ahead by nearly $80,000 in first month of Pittsburgh city council special election fundraising

Strassburger ahead by nearly $80,000 in first month of Pittsburgh city council special election fundraising

Armed with 159 separate contributions — including maxed out donations from Dan Gilman and Bill Peduto’s election committee — Erika Strassburger took a commanding lead in fundraising in Pittsburgh’s March 6 special election by raking just over $91,241 in January, according to city campaign finance reports.

The election for city council’s District 8, which includes a central chunk of the affluent East End, is to replace former city councilman Gilman after he resigned to become Mayor Peduto’s new chief of staff in early January.

Friday, February 2, 2018/Author: Stephen Caruso
Categories: Pittsburgh
PA redistricting legal drama grows in the absence of full PA Supreme Court opinion, stay decision

PA redistricting legal drama grows in the absence of full PA Supreme Court opinion, stay decision

With just a week until the deadline for the General Assembly to submit a new congressional map to Gov. Tom Wolf as laid out in a January 22, 2018, Pennsylvania Supreme Court order, the legal drama surrounding the case and resultant appeals grew Friday as Republican leaders who are defendants in the case filed legal documents with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court requesting Justice David Wecht recuse himself from the case and his participation in the case invalidated due to prior-expressed bias against partisan gerrymandering.

Friday, February 2, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Tweets of the Week - January 30, 2018

Check out the week as described in Tweets from Pennsylvania's top lawmakers, newsmakers, and influencers.

Friday, February 2, 2018/Author: Mike Howells
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Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 53: Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children

The Pennsylvania Partnerships for Children's CEO, Joan Benso, sits down with the podcast to talk about a report they recently issued related to pre-K funding, especially as it relates to the state budget.

Friday, February 2, 2018/Author: The PLS Reporter
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
Tags: Podcast
Senators plan to introduce bill to limit Pennsylvania's regulations

Senators plan to introduce bill to limit Pennsylvania's regulations

Senators Scott Wagner (R-York), John DiSanto (R-Dauphin) and Michele Brooks (R-Mercer) will soon introduce a bill to limit regulations in Pennsylvania, known as the “Red Tape Reduction Act.”

Friday, February 2, 2018/Author: Taylor Allen
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