New transportation program could put additional $2.1 billion in PA roads over ten year period

New transportation program could put additional $2.1 billion in PA roads over ten year period

The Wolf administration announced Tuesday the creation of the Pennsylvania Road Maintenance and Preservation (Road MaP) program within the Department of Transportation, which it said is set up to invest $2.1 billion in Pennsylvania roadway infrastructure over the next ten years.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Election integrity officer residency requirements examined

Election integrity officer residency requirements examined

The current residency requirements for elected and appointed individuals responsible for ensuring the integrity of elections was discussed at a meeting of the House State Government Committee Tuesday, where members heard an operational overview and update briefing from Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Cortes.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Wagner, Manderino trade jabs over UC funding dispute at L&I budget hearing

Wagner, Manderino trade jabs over UC funding dispute at L&I budget hearing

Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) and Labor and Industry Secretary Kathy Manderino traded jabs during the department’s Senate budget hearing Tuesday morning, as the spat between Senate Republicans and the Wolf administration over the failure to authorize UC call center service and infrastructure funding continues.

 

The failure to authorize the funding resulted in layoffs of nearly 500 employees and the closure of three unemployment compensation call centers around the state, as well as the Harrisburg overflow center.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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Wolf administration focuses on hiring more Millennials

Wolf administration focuses on hiring more Millennials

The Office of Administration Monday said they are aiming their hiring and recruiting efforts at attracting more Millennials, a demographic currently underrepresented in the ranks of state government employees.

 

The announcement came during an informational meeting with members of the House State Government Committee, who heard background information about the Office of Administration, the executive branch agency tasked with carrying out the behind the scenes operating practices of state government.

Monday, February 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
Lawmakers condemn threats to PA Jewish Community Centers

Lawmakers condemn threats to PA Jewish Community Centers

As a nationwide rash of threats to Jewish Community Centers hit Pennsylvania Monday with bomb threats levied toward Jewish Community Centers in Harrisburg and York, state leaders were condemning the threats of violence and destruction.

 

The threats also come on the heels of a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia being desecrated over the weekend.

Monday, February 27, 2017/Author: Jason Gottesman
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