It was a hearing that was scheduled for up to 4 days but ended in minutes. No arguments were heard yesterday in the cases against
Legislation to shrink the size of the general assembly is moving along. The Pennsylvania House of Representatives approved 2 bills yesterday that would reduce the size of the legislature. The house voted 148-50 to reduce the size of their own chamber to 153, down from 203. They also voted on another bill that would reduce the size of the Senate from 50 members down to 38. The bill now moves to the Senate who is in recess for the rest of the year.
Alumni nominations for the 2014 Board of Trustees elections will open on January 15 and be accepted through February 25, the university announced yesterday. The trustees will email nomination information to all Penn State Alumni Association members or those who have contributed financially to the university in the past 2 years. Those who requested a ballot during either of the last 2 elections will also receive a ballot automatically at the email address on file. Alumni who don’t receive the nomination email on January 15 can request a ballot by going to psu dot edu slash trustees slash 2014 election.
The demolition of the historic Garman Theatre and Hotel Do De is just about set to begin. According to the Centre Daily Times, John Niebauer Jr, the president of the contracting company in charge of the demolition, said the beginning of it is set for Friday. Earthmovers Unlimited Inc will use excavation machinery with demolition attachments to take down the two properties piece by piece. The process is expected to take three to four weeks.Developer Ara Kervandjian and the Progress Development Group are expected to turn both buildings along with the Cadillac building into units of workforce housing apartments.