Friday, November 14, 2014

Nov. 17 PA Environment Digest Now Available

Nov. 17 PA Environment Digest now available.  Click Here to print entire Digest.

Wolf Names Former DEP Secretary McGinty Chief Of Staff, Transition Team, Budget Task Force Leaders
Governor-Elect Tom Wolf Monday named former DEP Secretary Katie McGinty his Chief Of Staff.  Click Here to read the entire story.

Senate, House GOP Have New Leadership For New Legislative Session
Senate and House Republicans will have new leadership when the new legislative session begins in January as a result of caucus elections held Wednesday.  Ironic that in losing seats, the Senate and House Democrats were the ones not to change their top Leadership.

Op-Ed: On Transition To A New Governor, Legislature In Harrisburg
By Davitt Woodwell, President, Pennsylvania Environmental Council
Last Tuesday brought to an end the 2014 election cycle. In Pennsylvania, the biggest winner is Governor-Elect Tom Wolf. With his win, Wolf now enters the vague time of “transition,” that period of a dozen weeks or so to shift from the single focus of a campaign to the broad management of governing.

Independent Fiscal Office: State Faces $1.85 Billion Budget Shortfall
The Independent Fiscal Office reported Thursday Pennsylvania faces a $1.85 billion shortfall in revenue-- $171 million for FY 2014-15 and $1.679 million in FY 2015-16.

Voting Begins For Pennsylvania’s 2015 River Of The Year
The public is invited to vote online for the 2015 Pennsylvania River of the Year, choosing from among five waterways nominated across the state. The public can vote for their favorite state waterway through 5 p.m. December 15.

Keep PA Beautiful Urges Pennsylvanians To Participate In America Recycles Day Nov. 15
Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful invites all Pennsylvanians to take part in America Recycles Day-- November 15-- a national initiative of Keep America Beautiful, the nation’s leading nonprofit that builds and sustains vibrant communities.

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