William Dando, the legislative director for AFSCME District Council 13, says the Corbett administration is negotiating with his union on the issues of should a private manager be hired and the future of Lottery employees.
Chris covers the details of the close of the Kermit Gosnell trial, reviews Chris Christie’s appearance with Joe Scarborough yesterday, and analyzes the reaction to NBA Player Jason Collins announcement that he is gay. He talks to Bucks Country Courier-Times Columnist JD Mullane, Dennis Michael Lynch about his documentary They Come to America II: The Cost of Amnesty, Marc Summers about the annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl, State Senator Dominic Pileggi, and the Reverend Dr. Kevin Johnson.
The head of the union representing workers in the state’s liquor stores says Gov. Corbett’s privatization plan is a bad idea.
Councilwoman Marian Tasco, who chairs the Philadelphia Gas Commission, doesn’t believe that PGW ratepayers should foot the bill for the privatization effort.
The administration has now completed its “due diligence” phase and will begin evaluating the bidders’ business plans. Governor Corbett says privatizing Lottery management is still not a certainty.
Chris discusses Mitt Romney’s chances of winning Pennsylvania and Philadelphia leading the nation in bed bug infestation. He talks to Jay Wiederhold, of the Pennsylvania Beer Alliance, and State Representative Mike Turzai about the efforts to privatize liquor and beer sales, to Kevin Williams about a special showing of his film, Fear of a Black Republican, and to Kevin Cirilli, of the Philly Post, who is covering the Jerry Sandusky Trial.
KYW’s Michelle Durham reports on the disagreement among Pennsylvania leaders on whether changing the system of liquor sales in the state is a good idea.
KYW’s John McDevitt reports that workers at Pennsylvania liquor stores are, perhaps obviously, against privatization. But so are some private-sector beer retailers who might be drawn into the wine business.
KYW’s Michelle Durham reports that one South Jersey wine retailer is keeping a sharp eye on what is happening across the Delaware River.
If Pa. House Bill 11 becomes law, wine could be sold by some beer distributors. Is that a good thing? KYW’s John McDevitt reports that it depends whom you ask.
Chris discusses the decision to move his speech to a joint session of Congress to 7pm next Thursday, he talks to Chris Butler about the AT&T/T-Mobile merger and CBS 3’s Beasley Reese about the Eagles last pre-season game.
Chris discusses the conflict over President Obama’s job speech. He talks to Matt Brouillette of the Commonwealth Foundation about the privatization of Pennsylvania’s liquor stores and to Governor Tom Corbett about dealing with Hurricane Irene.
Chris analyzes the crash in the stock market with Financial Analyst Chris Butler and Fox Business Host Gerri Willis. He talks to Daily News Reporter William Bender about the progress in the effort to legalize liquor sales in Pennsylvania and reviews Mayor Michael Nutters attempts to eliminate flash mob riots in the city.
The governor cites state park operations as an example of the Pennsylvania assets and services that might be candidates for privatization.
Chris thinks Republicans should rally around John Boehner’s debt ceiling plan. He examines the cases of a police officer fired for going to a bar while on duty and a teacher reinstated after posting comments about students on her blog. Finally, he talks to Senator Jim Demint about his oppostion to Boehner’s plan.