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State rep sees need to fix mental health system

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 10:58am -- jevans

By Patti Mengers, Delaware County Daily Times

For the last two years, state Rep. Margo Davidson says she has been inspired to devise legislation that would make treatment more accessible for mentally ill individuals because of her own experiences in trying to obtain effective care for her son who was diagnosed with schizophrenia at age 20.

Gov. Corbett pushes pension reform in Delco

Fri, 07/25/2014 - 10:14am -- jevans

“He’s got a tough fight on his hands because he cut $1 billion out of the education budget,” Landau said. “That’s why property taxes are going up. He’s trying to divert attention from those drastic cuts.”

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Gov. Tom Corbett continued his ongoing push for pension reform Thursday, calling Pennsylvania’s escalating public pension costs the state’s most important fiscal challenge.

AFL-CIO Endorses Vince Rongione for State Representative

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 4:08pm -- jevans

“WORKING FAMILIES ARE UNITED BEHIND VINCE,”

SAYS LARGEST LABOR ORGANIZATION IN PENNSYLVANIA

HARRISBURG – Pennsylvania’s largest labor organization, the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations endorsed Vince Rongione for State Representative in the 163rd District of Pennsylvania. Rongione is running for the seat from which long time Rep. Nick Micozzie is retiring.

Rongione opens Upper Darby campaign office

Mon, 06/30/2014 - 10:40am -- jevans

UPPER DARBY — Local party leaders, union representatives, friends and supporters filled the space Saturday morning for the grand opening of Democrat Vince Rongione’s campaign office.

Situated among storefronts in the 4000 block of Garrett Road, the spot will be the hub for the next few months as Rongione seeks election as state representative for the 163rd Legislative District. He and Republican Jamie Santora, a township councilman at large, are vying for the seat currently held by Rep. Nicholas Micozzie, who will be retiring after 36 years in the General Assembly.

HD-163: Rongione Keeps Ahead of Santora in Money Race

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 9:47am -- jevans

Democratic nominee for the 163rd District seat in the State House Vince Rongione outraised Republican opponent Jamie Santora once again.

In this latest campaign finance filing period, the Democrat bested his opponent by 28 percent, with Rongione pulling in $29,594 and Santora $23,050. In last month’s report, Rongione’s margin was much smaller, though still worthwhile, at just under 10 percent.

Rongione currently has over $86,000 cash on hand, while Santora has $76,464. Both candidates are looking to replace retiring Rep. Nick Micozzie (R-163) in November.

Rongione Nets Endorsement

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 9:40am -- jevans

Rongione nets endorsement from PA State Building and Construction Trades Council

Vince Rongione announced today that he has been endorsed by the Pennsylvania State Building and Construction Trades Council.

Rongione, a Democrat, is running against Republican Jamie Santora for the open seat in the 163rd Legislative District. Longtime Republican state Rep. Nicholas Micozzie is retiring at the end of the year.

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