Tuesday, November 6, 2012
There are two local races to keep your eye out for—so stay tuned to Patch for coverage this Election Day.
Updates: State Rep. Matt Smith, a Democrat won over D. Raja for the 37th state Senate seat with 53 percent of the vote. Read more here. Meanwhile in the 40th District, state Rep. John John Maher, who ran unopposed, retained the seat he has held since 1997.
Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Pennsylvania's 37th Senatorial District seat will remain vacant for now.
Pennsylvania's Lt. Gov. Jim Cawley has decided that there will not be a special election to fill the state's 37th Senatorial District seat, which was left vacant by the recent resignation of Republican John Pippy. The 37th District includes all of Peters Township. Consistent with state law governing special elections, Cawley decided that such an election would not be in the best interest of the public given that the regularly scheduled election for the full four-year term of Pippy's old seat will take place on Nov. 6. Questions remain regarding which Democrat will face Republican D. Raja in the November election to fill Pippy's seat. Greg Parks was expected to run against Raja, but Parks has dropped out of the race. Follow Peters Patch on …
Monday, July 9, 2012
The Moon-based state senator left his post in Harrisburg after June's state budget vote.
Former state Sen. John Pippy, R-Moon, will head an organization that lobbies on behalf of Pennsylvania's coal industry, according to reports. Pippy resigned from his seat in the state's 37th district after casting his vote on the state's budget in June. His term was set to expire in November. Pippy is expected to announce today that he has been tapped as the CEO of the new Pennsylvania Coal Alliance, a group formed from a merger of the Pennsylvania Coal Association and Families Organized to Represent the Coal Economy, reports the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. He will make the announcement today during a press conference in Station Square in Pittsburgh, according to the newspaper. The 41-year-old former lawmaker announced his retirement …
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Read our complete list of primary election candidates who filed to run in the April 24 primary.
Candidates have filed their election petitions for the upcoming primary, and several local candidates will face challenges. Unless a challenge by Republican state lawmakers to push the election back is upheld or the districts are properly formatted, the primary is scheduled for April 24. Below are the races that residents in Peters Township will want to keep an eye on during the primary and the November general election. To view the entire candidate roster, see the Pennsylvania Department of State’s website. Pennsylvania U.S. Senator U.S. Senator Bob Casey will face one challenger, Joe Vodvarka of Findlay Township, who was booted from the Democratic Senate primary two years ago for not having enough signatures on his petition. Five …
Saturday, November 19, 2011
CNG powers Waste Management’s collection trucks and will now be available to other fleets and consumers.
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Waste Management of Western Pennsylvania celebrated the grand opening of its first public-access compressed natural gas fueling station in the City of Washington Thursday—and announced plans to convert its regional fleet to the alternative fuel. State and local officials such as state Sen. Tim Solobay, Sen. John Pippy and Chartiers Township Supervisor Harlan Shober attended. The new Clean N’ Green Fuel public fueling station, to be operated by PetroCard, will sell CNG to commercial fleets as well as individuals with CNG-equipped vehicles. The U.S. Department of Energy estimates CNG reduces particulate matter emissions by 86 percent, carbon monoxide emissions by 80 percent, nitrogen oxide emissions by up to 32 percent, and greenhouse …
Thursday, June 30, 2011
State Sen. John Pippy said budget will set stage for more reasonable budgets.
While both houses of the Pennsylvania Legislature battled Thursday to develop a plan to limit school districts on their ability to raise local property taxes, at least one local legislator believes the budget sent before Gov. Tom Corbett for his signature is a good one. Republican state Sen. John Pippy, R-Moon, who voted with senate Republicans to support the $27.15 billion spending plan proposed by Gov. Corbett admitted the budget “reflects the money situation we’re in.” Pippy, whose district covers Peters Township in Washington County, and Upper St Clair, South Fayette, North Fayette, Bethel Park, Mt. Lebanon, Moon, Findlay, Collier, Sewickley, Jefferson Hills, South Park and Pleasant Hills and others in Allegheny County, said the budget…