Daryl Metcalfe http://wesa.fm en In Harrisburg, Impeachment Hearing Begins With A Walk-Out http://wesa.fm/post/harrisburg-impeachment-hearing-begins-walk-out <p>A state House committee hearing to consider the impeachment of Attorney General Kathleen Kane was punctuated with a rare walkout by Democratic lawmakers.<br /><br />Democrats made two attempts to put the kibosh on the meeting held by the House State Government Committee. The second adjournment effort came from Democratic Representative Mike O’Brien of Philadelphia. A terse exchange with Chairman Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler) followed. Metcalfe asked security to show O’Brien the door.<br /><br />“Please remove Rep. O’Brien from this hearing,” said Metcalfe.<br /> Tue, 06 May 2014 19:16:58 +0000 Mary Wilson 28785 at http://wesa.fm With Corbett's Medicaid Plan, a Familiar Rift in His Own Party http://wesa.fm/post/corbetts-medicaid-plan-familiar-rift-his-own-party <p>Republican Gov. Tom Corbett’s plan to reform Medicaid and extend federally subsidized private health coverage to half a million more Pennsylvanians is riling up the staunch conservatives within his party.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>GOP state Representative Daryl Metcalfe of Butler County says he’s calling the proposal an expansion, even if the governor isn’t using the same language.<br> Tue, 17 Sep 2013 18:48:26 +0000 Mary Wilson 16691 at http://wesa.fm Lawmaker Denies Hearing on LGBT Discrimination Bill http://wesa.fm/post/lawmaker-denies-hearing-lgbt-discrimination-bill <p>The Republican chairman of a key state House committee isn’t planning to schedule a hearing on a bill to prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.<br>&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;<br>The measure was referred to the State Government Committee, which is made up of 15 Republicans and 10<br>Democrats, and its ranking Democrat has prodded the chairman for a hearing.<br><br>But Representative Daryl Metcalfe of Butler County said he believes the majority of his panel opposes the bill.<br> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Mary Wilson 14935 at http://wesa.fm