The podcast this week is joined by Rep. Gene DiGirolamo (R-Bucks) who talks about his concerns with and opposition to the proposed merger of four human services related agencies--particularly the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs--as proposed by Gov. Tom Wolf and included as part of the House GOP-crafted budget that recently made its way to the Senate.
The podcast this week features a pension reform can't miss as we sit down with PSERS executive director Glen Grell. Also, a recap of the week's budget news and other items.
After we do an overview of the week's news, Pittsburgh Bureau Chief Alanna Koll sits down for an interview with Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto for the feature of the podcast. Mayor Peduto talks about his start in office, the need for state action on municipal pension reform, his vision for Pittsburgh, and what his love of hockey and music.
Our podcast this week features and interview with Sam Denisco, VP of Government Affairs for the PA Chamber of Business and Industry. We talk about Pennsylvania's business climate and their take on legislative issues as they relate to business. Also included is a rundown of the week's news.
We sit down with Sen. Ryan Aument (R-Lancaster) on this week's podcast where we talk about his start in public office, things he's working on this session, and more!
This week the podcast heads out to Pittsburgh, where Pittsburgh Bureau Chief Alanna Koll sits down to talk with Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald. Find out about how he got involved in politics, his love of fish fries, and a some of his favorite moments of being in office. Also, we highlight some of the state's top news items.
This week the podcast talks to Ray Landis, Advocacy Manager for AARP-PA. We discuss what it means to age in Pennsylvania, how the lottery affects Pennsylvania's seniors, and AARP's take on retirement security and the agency consolidations proposed by Gov. Wolf.
The podcast this week takes you back to Gov. Wolf's FY 2017-2018 budget address, delivered February 7, 2017. Take a listen and see what you might have missed!
Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny) joins the podcast this week to talk about Senate Democratic priorities for this session, the coming budget, gaming expansion, and more!