Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Statement on Expected Resignation of Rep. Charlie Dent SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 17, 2018 National Issues, Press Release, Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today thanked U.S. Representative Charlie Dent for his service to the country and commonwealth following his announcement that he would resign from Congress in May.“Charlie Dent is a voice of reason and civility that breaks through the chaos and partisanship of Washington and he will be missed,” Governor Wolf said. “I thank Representative Dent for his service to our country and commonwealth. While we do not agree on everything, Charlie has always been approachable, and he has always put his constituents above partisan politics. I am proud to have worked with Representative Dent to make improvements in the Lehigh Valley and advance our constituents’ shared interests in Washington.”Once Governor Wolf receives an official resignation notice with an exact date, he will make a formal decision regarding scheduling the date of a special election.Pennsylvania’s Election Code requires the governor to issue a writ when the vacancy occurs during a session of Congress or if the vacancy occurs at a time when Congress shall be required to meet any time prior to the next general election. The governor must issue the writ within 10 days of the vacancy to set the special election date. The date of the election must not be sooner than 60 days after the governor issues the writ. Candidates would be nominated by the parties in accordance with party rules. Political bodies may nominate by circulating and filing nomination papers. The winner of the special election fills the balance of term.
Source = e-Travel Blackboard: N.J Following its acquisition of Brisbane’s Chifley hotel, SilverNeedle Hospitality has announced the property would undergo refurbishment and be rebranded as the world’s first NEXT Hotel. Described as one of the largest rebuilding projects in Australia in recent years, SilverNeedle chief executive Iqbal Jumabhoy told e-Travel Blackboard the first wave of refurbishments would be completed within the first 12 months while the entire hotel is expected to be completed by 2014 and in time for the G20 Meeting in Brisbane.As part of the redesign, Mr Jumabhoy said the property would become a completely business focused hotel with an extra 150 rooms as well as extra facilities and meeting spaces.“It will be a completely business focused hotel… designed by business people for business people,” he explained.Selecting Brisbane, Australia to host the first NEXT Hotel, Mr Jumabhoy said the city was chosen because of a combination of circumstances, including the city’s recently unveiled Master Plan, but stressed the company would look at expanding the brand to other major metros overtime.“We will build those out overtime, but at the same time acquiring a hotel in Australia underscores our commitment to the Australian market as well as the continued growth of our other brands.”Meanwhile, Mr Jumabhoy said the company was also looking to expand its presence in Asia with a particular focus on South and South East Asia.