Tonight is a big night for Harrisburg. City leaders have the unenviable choice between handing over control of the city, or seeing it taken. If Harrisburg city council members don’t produce a recovery plan tonight Governor Corbett will issue a state takeover of the financially troubled capital.
A range of organizations from environmental and liberal advocacy groups, to the non-partisan League of Women Voters are forming a citizens’ panel as a counterpart to Governor Tom Corbett’s Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission.
This afternoon, former PA House Speaker John Perzel plead guilty to eight counts of conspiracy, theft and conflict of interest that resulted from then-Attorney General Tom Corbett’s sweeping “Bonusgate” investigation. Perzel issued the following statement.
Look, we know, this thing happened like a week ago – it’s old news. While PoliticsPA was busy covering Stu Bykofsky’s comedy night in Philly, out in Pittsburgh the Steelers were busy beating up on the Eagles, and western PA politicos were giving it their own go.
A large union representing airport workers is taking aim at four Pennsylvania Congressmen over what they say is an attempt to use the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization to curtail their bargaining rights.