Ed Rendell http://wesa.fm en Former PA Governor Rendell Urges Support of Bipartisan Tax Overhaul Plan http://wesa.fm/post/former-pa-governor-rendell-urges-support-bipartisan-tax-overhaul-plan <p>Sen. Max Baucus, a Democrat from Montana, and Rep. Dave Camp, a Republican from Michigan, have teamed up and taken a message of tax reform on the road.</p><p>The pair spoke in Philadelphia Monday as part of their “Tax Reform Tour,” an effort to eliminate loopholes in the federal tax code. Former governors Tom Ridge, a Republican, and Ed Rendell, a Democrat, are adding their support to the movement.</p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 21:07:25 +0000 Deanna Garcia & The Associated Press 13950 at http://wesa.fm Political Commentary on Essential Pittsburgh http://wesa.fm/post/political-commentary-essential-pittsburgh-1 <p>Essential Pittsburgh has convened a political panel to disucss the &nbsp;impact of recent state and regional political developments. Up for discussion this week:&nbsp;<a href="http://www.governor.state.pa.us">Governor Corbett </a>asks for, and receives, the resignation of DCNR Chief Richard Allan, former <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Rendell">Governor Ed Rendell</a> jumps into the fray on the transportation plan before the House, and control of Allegheny County's Port Authority board could be at risk as a bill moves through the state Senate.<em>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Fri, 14 Jun 2013 23:41:03 +0000 Marcus Charleston 11477 at http://wesa.fm Rendell Enters the Fray over Transportation Funding http://wesa.fm/post/rendell-enters-fray-over-transportation-funding <p>Ed Rendell couldn't sit this debate out.<br><br>The former Democratic governor has penned a letter to all the state House members pleading for their votes on the $2.5 billion transportation funding plan — and not to let it be linked to other issues, like liquor privatization.<br><br>In years past, top lawmakers have talked about such deal-making as perfectly acceptable. The Senate President Pro Tem calls it the "Rendell school of leverage."<br><br>But the school's namesake said the stakes are too high now.<br> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 11:50:05 +0000 Ryan Loew 11418 at http://wesa.fm