June 17, 2018, Face the State, State Rep. Seth Grove

State Representative Seth Grove joins the June 17th "Face the State" episode. Representative Grove explains that leadership is discussing the next fiscal year's state budget. "Election year budgets worry me more than non-election year budgets," says Rep. Grove. 

Seth has served the 196th District since 2008, and during his three terms in office, he has advocated for streamlined, more efficient government and conservative principles. 

Gerow: This Father's Day, don't sweat the presents. Give your family the gift of time together | PennLive

It's Father's Day. Across the land fathers are being celebrated on their special day.

I was blessed to have the dad I did. He's been gone 20 years, but I miss him every day. Although he was not my biological father, he gave me so much more than just the gift of life.

He rescued me from a life of poverty and despair, brought me to the greatest nation in the world, and showered me with love, attention and guidance. We didn't have many material things, but I could not have asked for more.

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June 10, 2018, Face the State, State Sen. Jay Costa

State Senator Jay Costa joins the June 10th "Face the State" episode. State Senator Jay Costa was elected in a special election in April 1996. He is now serving his fifth full term representing the City of Pittsburgh, East Hills communities, areas of the Mon Valley and South Hills (43rd District).

Sen. Costa was elected Senate Democratic leader in 2010. Previously, he served as Democratic chair of the Senate Appropriations and Judiciary Committees and was Caucus chair. He co-chairs the General Assembly’s Arts and Culture Caucus and is Democratic chair of the Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee.