Wiley says there are solutions to budget crunch

   December 2, 2014 4:08 pm

State Sen. Sean Wiley is bracing for a tough budget message Wednesday from the Tom Corbett administration. Wiley said he expects Budget Secretary Charles Zogby, in a mid-year budget briefing, to announce a projected deficit of $2 billion by the end of the state’s fiscal year. That will mean some tough decisions for the GOP-controlled Legislature…

Wiley serves as Dem leader on Aging and Youth panel

   June 12, 2014 10:28 am

For state Sen. Sean Wiley, it was noteworthy when the Pennsylvania Senate Aging and Youth Committee met Tuesday to consider two House bills and a Senate resolution. The meeting marked the first for Wiley, of Millcreek Township, D-49th Dist., as the committee’s Democratic chairman. “I am both honored and privileged to have this opportunity to work…

Sen. Wiley gets new post

   April 11, 2014 12:10 pm

State Sen. Sean Wiley has been named the Democratic chairman of the Pennsylvania Senate Aging and Youth Committee. Wiley, of Millcreek, D-49th Dist., was appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, of Jefferson, R-25th Dist., to serve as the Democratic chairman for the rest of the 2013-2014 legislative session. “I am extremely grateful to have been…

Wiley named to education board

   March 18, 2014 9:10 am

State Sen. Sean Wiley, of Millcreek, D-49th Dist., has been appointed to the board of directors of the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Association, or PHEAA. The Senate confirmed his appointment. PHEAA  has evolved into one of the nation’s leading student aid organizations. The agency is a national provider of student financial aid services, serving millions of students…

McCord gets support from area lawmakers

   November 20, 2013 3:14 pm

State Treasurer Rob McCord, who’s running for governor,  today announced a list of supporters. They are nine county commissioners and five chairpersons of county parties, though none in the Erie region. However, the endorsement list calls to mind a previous press release that the McCord campaign sent out about one month ago. That press statement touted support…

Wiley planning veterans expo

   September 18, 2013 2:40 pm

State Sen. Sean Wiley and his staff are doing advance work in preparation for the senator’s planned veterans expo on April 24. The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. that day at Gannon University’s Hammermill Center. Wiley’s chief of staff,  Anthony Angelone, and his spokeswoman, Kim Thomas Plyler, talked about the…

Wiley responds to GE layoff notices

   September 4, 2013 4:07 pm

State Sen. Sean Wiley has weighed in on the pending job losses at GE Transportation in Erie. Wiley, of Millcreek, D-49th Dist., released the following statement after learning that GE Transportation has given union leaders the required advanced notice of planned layoffs: “I am still truly disappointed that union members and GE management were unable…

Wiley’s take on state budget

   June 14, 2013 11:47 am

State Sen. Sean Wiley, of Millcreek, D-49th Dist., is weighing in on the state budget as the deadline nears for lawmakers to adopt the new fiscal-year spending plan.   The budget must be approved by June 30 to meet that deadline. Here’s what he has to say: With only 17 days left to pass the…

Wiley to address business group

   May 28, 2013 6:38 pm

State Sen. Sean Wiley, of Millcreek, will talk about current issues facing the Erie region on Thursday. Wiley, D-49th  Dist., will speak during the Manufacturer & Business Association’s legislative luncheon starting at noon. The event will be at the association’s conference center, 2171 W. 38th St. Besides unemployment and the economy, Wiley will talk about such legislative…

Wiley sits on Senate panel on Medicaid

   March 8, 2013 10:12 am

The proposed expansion of Medicaid in Pennsylvania is getting another hearing — this time in Pittsburgh. And state Sen. Sean Wiley, of Millcreek, D-49th Dist., is joining the Senate Democratic Appropriations Committee for the public hearing — though he isn’t a member of the panel. The hearing is scheduled to last until noon at the Wyndham University Center in…