Government http://wesa.fm en Sen. Casey on Looming Government Shutdown http://wesa.fm/post/sen-casey-looming-government-shutdown <p>In the early hours of Sunday morning, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that would continue to fund the federal government.</p><p>Essentially this bill does three things: it temporarily keeps government operations funded through the middle of December, delays the affordable care act for a year and it repeals a tax on medical devices as part of the health care law. Mon, 30 Sep 2013 21:33:02 +0000 Katie Martin 17382 at http://wesa.fm Sen. Casey on Looming Government Shutdown New State Supreme Court Justice to Be Sworn In http://wesa.fm/post/new-state-supreme-court-justice-be-sworn <p>The newest member of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is scheduled to be sworn in July 30th.</p><p>Gov. Tom Corbett’s nominee, Correale Stevens, was confirmed by the Senate on a 50-0 vote on June 30, returning the court to a four-to-three Republican majority and filling the vacant seat left by the resignation of Justice Joan Orie Melvin.</p><p>The 66-year-old judge from&nbsp;Luzerne County will serve through 2016 — the end of Melvin’s term.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 12733 at http://wesa.fm