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EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Webinar Series
Registration is now open for EPA’s Safe and Sustainable Water Resources Research Program webinar, which will present M and M’s: Developing Methods to Detect Toxicity in Water using Mayflies and Mussels. After registering for the webinar, you should receive an automatic reply from GoToMeeting with a link to test your computer’s compatibility with the webinar software.
A webinar will be offered every other month that will focus on EPA water research. Please spread the word!
Special Election Update – Democrats Kosierowski and Johnson-Harrell win Special Elections
March 13, 2019 – Pennsylvania voters filled two vacancies in the state House in special elections. Democrat Bridget Malloy Kosierowski, a registered nurse, declared victory in the special election in the 114th District to fill the Lackawanna County seat left vacant after Democrat State Rep. Sid Michaels Kavulich passed away in October. Kosierowski was facing off against Republican Frank Scavo. Unofficial results have Kosierowski with roughly 62 percent of the votes to Scavo’s nearly 38 percent.
Democrat Movita Johnson-Harrell, the former interim supervisor of Victim Services for Philadelphia’s District Attorney’s Office, won the highly contested special election for the 190th District seat most recently held by Philadelphia Democrat Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown. Lowery Brown resigned after being sentenced on a bribery conviction. Unofficial results have Johnson-Harrell with 66 percent of the vote, with her nearest challenger at 20 percent.
Republicans hold the House majority with 110 members. Democrats have 93 seats.
Pennsylvania’s next special election is set for April 2 to fill the state Senate seat in District 37 left vacant by Guy Reschenthaler, a Republican, who resigned after being elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in November. The district is comprised of communities in Allegheny County’s southern and western suburbs as well as Peters in Washington County.
The special elections to fill the two open state Senate seats for District 33 and District 41 have been set to coincide with the May 21 primary election. The Senate District 33 seat was formerly held by Republican Sen. Rich Alloway (R-Franklin) and the Senate District 41 was seat formerly held by Republican Sen. Don White (R-Indiana). Both vacated their seats on Feb. 28
We’ll continue to keep you posted on Pennsylvania’s special elections. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us. Thanks.
Catharine M. Conner
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Milliron Goodman • Government Relations
200 North Third Street, Suite 1500
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17101
Upcoming EPA Webinar Opportunity
One request EPA consistently receives is the need for training on topics ranging from rules training to technical issues. Resources universally (e.g., EPA, States and water systems) have been cut while priorities continue to be identified. To address the rule training need, an online training system has been developed. The online training system is a self-paced training system that provides an overview of the NPDWRs and is available to anyone interested in learning about drinking water regulations. This training system in unique because the participant creates an account, selects a curriculum, and the training system tracks their progress. Once a curriculum is completed, the participant may print out a certificate of completion. The online training system can be found at: https://cfpub.epa.gov/epa_dwts/dsp_welcome.cfm
In addition to the regulatory training modules, the online training system now has a suite of training modules that focus on sustainability topics, including Capacity Development, Asset Management, Assessing Financial Capacity, Operator Certification, and Drinking Water Program Collaboration.
A webinar to formally rollout the online training system is scheduled for Wednesday, April 3rd, from 1-2 pm eastern.
You may register for the webinar at the following link: https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/2751002679055419650
All are welcome to attend!