Allyson Schwartz http://wesa.fm en Education the Focus of PA Governor Debate http://wesa.fm/post/education-focus-pa-governor-debate <p></p><p></p><p>Being “pro-recess” earned businessman and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tom Wolf the biggest laugh of the night, but it was PA Treasurer Rob McCord, who is also running in the May 20 primary, who picked up the widest applause when he stepped to the microphone in Tuesday’s debate and simply said, “I’d kill ‘em” to the question of what each candidate would do with the high-stakes Keystone Exams.</p> Wed, 09 Apr 2014 03:48:30 +0000 Mark Nootbaar 27246 at http://wesa.fm Education the Focus of PA Governor Debate Group Scores Dems For Governor On Gun Control Issues http://wesa.fm/post/group-scores-dems-governor-gun-control-issues <p>It’s the one survey in the past two months that Tom Wolf isn’t winning: CeaseFirePA’s “voter guide,” a report of the gubernatorial candidates positions on nearly 20 different gun safety measures and an accompanying assessment.<br /><br />Democratic candidates Katie McGinty and Allyson Schwartz are 100 percent aligned with CeaseFirePA’s positions. Rob McCord scored 84 percent, and Wolf scored 79 percent.<br /><br />The two Republican candidates didn’t respond to the survey.<br /> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:39:18 +0000 Mary Wilson 27192 at http://wesa.fm Dem. Candidate Schwartz: Corbett's Affordable Care Act Response a Failure http://wesa.fm/post/dem-candidate-schwartz-corbetts-affordable-care-act-response-failure <p>Allyson Schwartz, a Democratic candidate for governor, said Pennsylvania is looking for someone with a proven track record to replace Gov. Tom Corbett and his “failed leadership.”</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On Tuesday, she said</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> one of his “failures” was his response to the Affordable Care Act, which she wrote provisions to as a U.S. Representative. Tue, 18 Mar 2014 20:55:36 +0000 Jessica Nath 26070 at http://wesa.fm Dem. Candidate Schwartz: Corbett's Affordable Care Act Response a Failure Facing a Crowded Field in Governor's Race, Dems Shore Up Support at PA Society http://wesa.fm/post/facing-crowded-field-governors-race-dems-shore-support-pa-society <p>Democratic gubernatorial hopefuls took to New York over the weekend for the 115th Pennsylvania Society, a series of parties and networking with other big names in politics and industry.<br /><br />Among the expected frontrunners is Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz, who was one of the candidates to speak at an event before a largely Republican audience.<br /> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:32:12 +0000 Mary Wilson 21450 at http://wesa.fm Schwartz Adds to List of Things Natural Gas Tax Could Buy http://wesa.fm/post/schwartz-adds-list-things-natural-gas-tax-could-buy <p>The early frontrunner in the Democratic race for governor is adding to the list of things a tax on natural gas could buy.<br /><br />Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz says she would set aside money for large-scale transportation projects that can attract private investment.<br /><br />Schwartz says the so-called infrastructure bank would not substitute PennDOT, but it would supplement the agency in order to launch things like rail and subway expansions as well as port development.<br /> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:13:23 +0000 Mary Wilson 17933 at http://wesa.fm Congresswoman Schwartz Unveils Beginnings of Education Plan http://wesa.fm/post/congresswoman-schwartz-unveils-beginnings-education-plan <p>One of the expected front-runners among the eight Democratic candidates for governor is unveiling the beginnings of an education plan that focuses on early learning.<br /><br />Congresswoman Allyson Schwartz said in a conference call with reporters Thursday that, if elected, she would build on state and federal programs in place to encourage pre-kindergarten for all four-year-olds and expand access to full-day kindergarten.<br /> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 15:51:42 +0000 Mary Wilson 17260 at http://wesa.fm Ferlo Calls for Fracking Moratorium in PA http://wesa.fm/post/ferlo-calls-fracking-moratorium-pa <p>When lawmakers return to Harrisburg next week they will be faced with a new proposal to put a moratorium on new permits for hydraulic fracturing.&nbsp;</p><p>State Sen. Jim Ferlo (D-Allegheny) announced that he is introducing legislation during a news conference at the Allegheny County Courthouse Wednesday.</p><p>Senate Bill 1100 would also create a commission to analyze the agricultural, economic, environmental and social effects of Marcellus Shale drilling.</p> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 18:41:24 +0000 Tim Camerato 16753 at http://wesa.fm Democratic Frontrunner for Governor Proposes Severance Tax On Shale Gas http://wesa.fm/post/democratic-frontrunner-governor-proposes-severance-tax-shale-gas <p>Democratic gubernatorial frontrunner U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz announced Wednesday that as governor, she would impose a 5 percent severance tax on Marcellus Shale production.</p><p>Schwartz told reporters on a conference call that <a href="http://allysonschwartz.com/wp-content/uploads/Schwartz-Shale-MC13.pdf">her plan</a>&nbsp;for what she called a “reasonable, fair, moderate tax” would generate $612 million this year and nearly triple to $2 billion in about 10 years. She said she wants to use the money to invest in education and transportation infrastructure.</p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:26:47 +0000 Katie Colaneri | StateImpact Pennsylvania 16042 at http://wesa.fm Schwartz Run for Pa. Governor Appears More Certain http://wesa.fm/post/schwartz-run-pa-governor-appears-more-certain <p>U.S. Rep. Allyson Schwartz appears close to formally announcing a run Pennsylvania governor in 2014.</p><p>A fellow Democrat, Sen. Daylin Leach, said Tuesday he's running for the Philadelphia-area congressional seat that Schwartz has occupied since 2005.</p><p>A Schwartz political spokeswoman isn't definitively saying what the fifth-term congresswoman is up to. Schwartz has said she plans to run for governor, and Leach says he's convinced she will.</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 16:25:34 +0000 The Associated Press 7169 at http://wesa.fm