Friday, May 03, 2013
Great Plant Auction
This lively event, featuring both a silent and live auction, is a plant lover’s dream! Enjoy wine and hors d'oeuvres as Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park transforms into an auction house for rare, unique and newly introduced trees, shrubs and tropical plants, as well as garden accessories. Learn more at phipps.conservatory.org.
The Pennsylvania Tourism Office reported to a state House Committee that efforts to market itself as a destination for tourists is falling behind neighboring states due to six years of funding cuts now a $10 million budget being outspent by New York 5-1 and Virginia 3-1. Reporting studies showing Pennsylvania losing 37 million visitors-spending $7.7 billion and over $400 million lost in state tax revenue due to underfunding tourism efforts. The report concluded that an investment in tourism generates more income for the Commonwealth.
If Democrats decide to filibuster Judge Gorsuch nomination should Republicans deploy the nuclear option allowing his confirmation with a simple majority?