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Monthly Archives: April 2013

Transportation Chairs Unveil Comprehensive Transportation Funding Plan

Last week the House and Senate Republican and Democratic Transportation Chairs were joined at a press conference by more than 100 stakeholders from across the state to unveil their proposal to fund Pennsylvania’s transportation needs. PennDOT Secretary Barry Schoch also participated in the event.

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Marcellus Works Package Moving Through the House

The “Marcellus Works” package of legislation is designed to “secure Pennsylvania’s energy future and create thousands of new jobs by fostering the transition to natural gas as a primary fuel for consumer and commercial vehicles – a fuel that is plentiful in Pennsylvania’s large Marcellus Shale formation,” according to Rep. Stanley Saylor (R-York) and members of the House Republican caucus. 

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Chris Abruzzo Takes Over As Interim DEP Secretary

As previously announced, Michael Krancer stepped down from his role as Secretary of the Department of Environmental Protection by April 15. As part of the mid-March announcement, Christopher Abruzzo, deputy chief of staff for Governor Tom Corbett, was named to serve as acting secretary. Abruzzo worked closely with Krancer and the DEP staff in his position as deputy chief of staff, and is expected to hold both positions until Corbett names a new Secretary.

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