Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 36: Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald

March 3, 2017

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.


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 35: AARP - PA

February 16, 2017

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.


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 34: Gov. Wolf’s FY 2017-2018 Budget Address

February 10, 2017

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!


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 33: Senate Minority Leader Jay Costa (D-Allegheny)

February 3, 2017

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!


Rotunda Ramblings - Episode 32

January 27, 2017

Rep. Jordan Harris (D-Philadelphia) joins the podcast this week! We talk about this recent election as Chairman of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus, how he started in politics, what it's like to represent Philadelphia in the legislature, and much more!


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.