(Apr 21) Gov. Wolf’s picks to lead state education and transportation departments earn Senate confirmation

Gov. Tom Wolf’s picks to lead the state education and transportation departments sailed through the first leg of the Senate confirmation process Tuesday
By Steve Esack
The Morning Call

Harrisburg – Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s picks to lead the state education and transportation departments sailed through the first leg of the Senate confirmation process today.

In fact, Sen. Mike Folmer, R-Lebanon, was so impressed with acting Secretary Pedro Rivera that he wanted a hug.

Folmer had submitted written questions to Rivera seeking information on the 220 consulting contracts – worth $150 million – that Rivera’s predecessors set up with various intermediate units that operate geographically in the state.

Full story: Gov. Tom Wolf’s picks to lead the state education and transportation departments sailed through the first leg of the Senate confirmation process Tuesday, by Steve Esack, The Morning Call, 04/21/15

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