Just a Coupla things on my mind!

In a world of uncertainty, be it in Washington where President Trump and the Republican House and Senate majorities are grappling with the difficulties of actually governing, or in Harrisburg where the Governor and the General Assembly are staring down a 3 billion dollar hole without the benefit of increasing revenue with the use of any broad based tax there IS one certainty:

Mayor Bill Peduto will be re-elected to a new 4 year term.

As a matter of fact—and history—no incumbent Democratic Mayor who has sought re-election has lost—since 1937.

My math, which isn’t great—that’s why I chose politics as a profession—tells me that is an 80 year streak.

Mayor Peduto has run a forward thinking, scandal free administration without any real drama. His opponents are underfunded and relatively unknown.

So there is nothing to upset this incredible streak.

Pittsburgh is a small town that is adverse to change in its political leaders. The machinery of incumbency: command of free media, ribbon cutting and fixing potholes is difficult or impossible to overcome.

Get your seats early for the re-inauguration next January.

As for Harrisburg, two perennial favorites are back in the news: gaming expansion and liquor privatization. Driving both of these issues in the aforementioned need for new revenues.

Will we be able to buy our bourbon at Giant Eagle? Play video poker legally in our local tavern?

Stay tuned.

By Nello Giorgetti

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Podcast – C&G’s “The Public Forum” on KQV 1410 – August 12, 2016

In case you missed it, here is the Podcast from our two minute drive time segment that aired on Friday, August 12, 2016, on KQV 1410, “Trump to boost the economy but not his poll numbers?” by Brian Turk.

Our next segment will air on Friday, August 26, 2016, at 8:12 a.m. and 5:12 p.m.

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If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.

Today on “The Public Forum” on KQV Radio 1410

The Public Forum is a two minute drive time segment that will air every other Friday on KQV 1410 and will discuss current topics impacting Harrisburg, D.C. and the business community.

Today’s topic is “Trump to boost the economy but not his poll numbers?” by Brian Turk. Listen this morning at 8:12 a.m. or this afternoon at 5:12 p.m. on KQV Radio 1410.

We hope you will listen!!!

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If you have questions please contact Michelle Vezzani at mvezzani@cohenlaw.com or the public affairs professional with whom you work.