State agency now offers licensee lists for sale online

Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth Pedro Cortés unveiled new online services on Wednesday designed to increase government transparency and save taxpayer dollars through electronically accessible lists of professionals. The Bureau of Professional and Occupational Affairs (BPOA), which lists almost 1 million licensees whose names and contact information can be useful to professional associations, educational organizations or businesses, now offers online list sales of its licensees. Read More »

Attorney to present oil, gas law update at Energy & Mineral Law Foundation event

Kevin Colosimo, managing partner of Burleson LLP in Pittsburgh, will present "Recent Developments in Oil and Gas Law" on Tuesday at the Energy & Mineral Law Foundation's 36th Annual Institute in Amelia Island, Florida. The event, which begins Sunday, is sponsored in part by Burleson and encompasses several days of informational industry presentations. Read More »

State AFL-CIO: Legislators need to 'stop playing politics with our pensions'

An actuarial analysis, released by Pennsylvania’s Public Employees Retirement Commission (PERC), showing that huge added costs resulted from cutting off pensions to younger workers drew nods of agreement from state AFL-CIO leaders on Thursday. Pennsylvania AFL-CIO President Rick Bloomingdale and Secretary-Treasurer Frank Snyder both trumpeted the report's findings. Read More »

Construction firm R.S. Mowery & Sons hires project manager

Bill Sutton recently joined full-service general contractor R.S. Mowery & Sons of Mechanicsburg as a project manager. Sutton has over 10 years of experience in the industry and will work closely with company principals and local authorities on construction projects, from preparing construction schedules and monitoring projects' progress to coordinating meetings with subcontractors on proposal submissions, and expediting projects at their highest level of efficiency. Read More »

State House panel to vote on collective-bargaining transparency bills

Two bills designed to make union collective-bargaining negotiations more publicly transparent will be discussed and voted on by the House State Government Committee at a meeting to be convened by state Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Dist. 12), the committee's chairman, on Tuesday at 8 a.m. in Room G-50 of the Irvis Office Building. Sponsored by two state senators, Senate Bills 644 and 645 were introduced in the current regular session. Read More »

DCED chief brings 'Jobs That Pay' tour to Laurel Highlands counties

Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED) Secretary Dennis Davin spent time on Friday with small businesses, local officials and tourism entrepreneurs last week in his continued effort to publicize and support Pennsylvania’s “Jobs That Pay” program. Davin’s Friday leg of the tour encompassed the Laurel Highlands region, which includes Fayette, Somerset and Westmoreland Counties. Read More »

ACNB Bank executive promoted to president as of Sept. 1

York County resident James Helt, currently ACNB Bank’s executive vice president of banking services, will be promoted to president as of Sept. 1, the bank said on Monday. Since joining the business in 2008, Helt has been responsible for lending, credit administration, information systems, facilities, marketing, electronic customer delivery channels and retail-office oversight. Read More »