The good news is that the state Senate, controlled by Republicans, is planning to push a variety of government reform measures that never made it to the governor's desk in 2008.
From a story in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review by reporter Brad Bumstead:
"Passage of the reform measures ... is essential to creating a state government which is open and accountable to the people we take an oath of office to serve," said Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson County, who is lieutenant governor.For a good roundup of the renewed reform agenda, check out the following stories:
"GOP reform bills would post state spending on Web" in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
"State GOP senators pushing 'legislative reform bills'" in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
"State senators trying again on legislative reforms" in the Allentown Morning Call