Health Care - July 30, 2010

Gergely To Run For Seat To Be Vacated By Logan

Today Representative Marc Gergely has announced that he will run for the 45th state Senatorial district which covers Allegheny and Westmoreland counties. The seat is being vacated by Senator Sean Logan on September 1.

Gergely has been a Representative since 2002 and has worked on several healthcare and labor relations bills .

Yesterday Sen. Logan announced that he will resign his Senate post to work at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center as vice president for community relations.

Lt. Gov. Scarnati said he intends to hold the special election to fill the Senate seat on November 2.

Governors Call For Change At Delaware River Port Authority

Governor Rendell and Governor Christie of New Jersey joined together to to call for an independent audit of the Delaware River Port Authority. The governors also want these watchdog groups to implement new policy changes. The agency operating in both states costs $300 million a year to run and the governors would like to see the no-tolls-for-employees and no-bid contracts to end, as well as enforce the Authority's board conflict of interest policy by not allowing board members to do political activities on DRPA time.

So far DRPA leaders are willing to take the proposals into consideration.

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