Department of General Services http://wesa.fm en Pennsylvania to Sell Two State Prisons http://wesa.fm/post/pennsylvania-sell-two-state-prisons <p>Pennsylvania could save a projected $5.2 million a year in maintenance costs with the proposed <a href="http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/document/1334222/surplus_property_plan_final_5-1-13_pdf">sale of 13 surplus properties</a>. The Department of General Services will present its plan in the next few weeks to Gov. Tom Corbett to sell off surplus land and buildings.</p><p>The Senate State Government and House Government Committees held hearings last week on the department's annual disposition plan. In the past two years, the state has sold off 36 properties for $29 million.</p> Mon, 20 May 2013 07:30:00 +0000 Michael Lynch 9555 at http://wesa.fm New Bill Encourages Pennsylvania Companies to Divest from Iran http://wesa.fm/post/new-bill-encourages-pennsylvania-companies-divest-iran <p>Under a new state bill, any Pennsylvania company contracted by the state that’s also investing in Iranian energy would be forced to make a choice.</p><p>Rep. Dan Frankel’s (D-Allegheny) legislation, which passed the state House Tuesday, would bar any company that invests more than $20 million in Iran’s energy sector from entering into a state contract worth more than $1 million through the Department of General Services (DGS).</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:14:06 +0000 Jared Adkins 7748 at http://wesa.fm