Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 31

January 20, 2017

This week's podcast features an interview with Andrew Ritter, a senior associate with Capital Associates! We talk about his career path through the House, to the office of Gov. Tom Corbett, and his move and perspectives from the private sector.


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 30

January 13, 2017

In our podcast for this week we talk to Sen. John Yudichak (D-Luzerne) about the potential closure of SCI Retreat and other state prisons after the administration's announcement last Friday that two of five named facilities will be mothballed.


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 29

January 6, 2017

In our latest episode, we take you back to swearing-in day--held just this past Tuesday--to hear the Floor speeches given by the two House Floor leaders.


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 28

December 2, 2016

In this episode of our podcast, Rotunda Ramblings, we talk to the newly-elected Rep. Tom Mehaffie (R-Dauphin). 

We cover things like what he hopes to accomplish in his first term, what his district is like, and his passion for golf and family.


Rotunda Ramblings - Sen. Wagner responds to UC funding protestors

December 1, 2016

In the continuing back-and-forth between Senate Republicans; the Wolf administration; and SEIU over the sunsetting of Unemployment Compensation funding, Sen. Scott Wagner (R-York) released audio and video Thursday responding to SEIU members who protested outside of his York district office Wednesday evening. 

Sen. Wagner has been an outspoken critic of extending the funding absent justification for its use and an exit strategy on behalf of the Wolf administration from not relying on the state funding going forward.

This is the audio recording he released Thursday morning.


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 27

November 10, 2016
Rotunda Ramblings takes the podcast on the road once again this week, this time to Pittsburgh to catch up with your Pittsburgh Bureau Chief Alanna Koll.

We talk about what's going on in Pittsburgh, how government at the local level differs from that at the state level, and how the transition as been for her.

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 26

October 21, 2016
This week the podcast goes on the road to Philadelphia where we talk to a former member of the Pennsylvania General Assembly, Philadelphia Councilwoman Cherelle Parker (District 9).

Councilwoman Parker talks about why she moved from representing her constituents in Harrisburg to nearly doubling her constituency in her new role in City Hall. We also touch on issues relating to inter-governmental cooperation, what she's been working on in Philadelphia, and how she's adjusting to her new position.

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 25

September 30, 2016
The latest episode of the Rotunda Ramblings podcast features an interview with Rep. Dan Frankel (D-Allegheny) on a number of current legislative initiatives he's working on including the passage of workplace anti-discrimination legislation and pro-choice issues, as well as a discussion of things going on in Pittsburgh and what it's like to represent a rapidly evolving district.

Rotunda Ramblings - Gov. Wolf addresses a joint session of the General Assembly on opioid crisis

September 28, 2016
Gov. Tom Wolf addressed a joint session of the General Assembly Wednesday on the need to pass legislation combating the opioid crisis. 

Miss the remarks? We have them for you here.

Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 24

September 23, 2016
In this episode of the podcast, we talk to Sen. Dave Argall (R-Schuylkill) about property tax reform/elimination, his efforts in that regard, where things stand, and where things are going.