With exit announced, Rep. Markosek reflects on time in legislature and looks ahead to new endeavors

With exit announced, Rep. Markosek reflects on time in legislature and looks ahead to new endeavors

With the recent announcement by House Appropriations Committee Minority Chairman Joe Markosek (D-Allegheny) that he plans on leaving the General Assembly at the end of this session—and his son Brandon announcing plans to run for his seat—the 36-year veteran of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is reflecting on his time in the legislature and looking ahead to new endeavors.

Monday, February 12, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
GOP state party endorses Scott Wagner for governor, Jeff Bartos for Lt. Governor

GOP state party endorses Scott Wagner for governor, Jeff Bartos for Lt. Governor

The Pennsylvania state Republican Party held its annual winter meeting Saturday where they voted to endorse state Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) to be the party’s nominee for governor and Montgomery County businessman Jeff Bartos in the race for Lt. Governor.

Saturday, February 10, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
Republican legislative leaders send Gov. Wolf new congressional map

Republican legislative leaders send Gov. Wolf new congressional map

Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati (R-Jefferson) and Speaker of the House Mike Turzai (R-Allegheny) announced late Friday afternoon that they have agreed among themselves on a new congressional map that they later sent to Gov. Tom Wolf that evening.

 

“The Republican legislative leaders in the House and Senate have agreed to a Congressional District Map that complies fully with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s order and opinion," read a joint statement from the two Republican legislative leaders.

 

"We will be submitting our map to the governor this evening.”

Friday, February 9, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 54: Gov. Tom Wolf's FY 2018-2019 budget address

In this episode of the podcast, we replay Gov. Tom Wolf's FY 2018-2019 budget address and update on the latest budget and redistricting news.
Friday, February 9, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: Rotunda Ramblings
House Majority Leader updates on budget, redistricting process

House Majority Leader updates on budget, redistricting process

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (R-Indiana) commented on a number of pressing matters Thursday morning, mainly focusing on further reaction to the governor’s budget address and providing an update as to the process of getting a new congressional map to the governor in light of Wednesday’s state supreme court majority opinion in the redistricting case.

Thursday, February 8, 2018/Author: Jason Gottesman
Categories: News and Views
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