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Governor Wolf completes cabinet and senior staff

Gov. Wolf  completed his appointments to cabinet and many senior positions by naming Secretaries for the departments of Education and Labor & Industry.  Here is the complete list of cabinet and senior appointments–

Governor’s Office Staff:

Chief Of Staff – Kathleen McGinty

General Counsel – Denise Smyler

Budget Secretary – Randy Albright

Secretary of Administration – Sharon Minnich

Secretary of Planning and Policy – John Hanger

Secretary of Legislative Affairs – Mary Isenhour

Director of the Office of Public Liaison – Obra S. Kernodle IV

Senior Advisor for Transportation & Infrastructure – Barry Schoch

Line Agencies:

Department of Aging – Teresa Osborne

Department of Agriculture – Russell Redding

Department of Banking and Securities – Robin Wiessmann

Department of Community and Economic Development – Dennis M. Davin

Department of Conservation and Natural Resources – Cindy Dunn

Department of Corrections – John Wetzel

Department of Drugs and Alcohol Programs – Gary Tennis

Department of Education – Pedro Rivera

Department of Environmental Protection – John Quigley

Department of Health – Karen Murphy

Department of Human Services – Ted Dallas

Department of General Services – Curt Topper

Department of Insurance – Teresa Miller

Department of Labor and Industry – Kathy Manderino

Department of Military and Veterans Affairs – Major General James R. Joseph

Department of Revenue – Eileen H. McNulty

Department of State – Pedro Cortes

Department of Transportation – Leslie Richards

State Police Commissioner – Marcus L. Brown

PA Emergency Management Agency – Richard Flinn

Office of Fire – Timothy Solobay

Physician General – Dr. Rachel Levine

Inspector General – Grayling Williams

Session schedule

Governor’s budget address—March 3 (tentative)

Here is the latest voting session schedule for the Senate and House–

Senate

January 26, 27, 28

February 2, 3, 4, 17, 18, 23, 24, 25

March 2, 3, 4

April 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30

House

January 26, 27, 28

February 2, 3, 4, 9, 10, 11, 23, 24, 25

March 2, 3, 4, 30, 31

April 1, 13, 14, 15, 20, 21, 22

May 4, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13

June 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Bills moving

Senate

Criminal History Expungement: Senate Bill 166 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) providing for the expungement of criminal history in certain circumstances (sponsor summary) was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Jury Duty Exemption:  Senate Bill 210 (Greenleaf-R-Montgomery) further providing exemptions from jury duty (sponsor summary) was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

Eliminate Philadelphia Traffic Court: Senate Bill 283 (Pileggi-R-Delaware) constitutional amendment eliminating the Philadelphia Traffic Court (sponsor summary) was reported out of the Senate Judiciary Committee and is now on the Senate Calendar for action.

(Source:  Crisci Associates PA Capitol Digest)

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