2nd GOP senator criticizes Pileggi’s leadership

    The Republican leader in the Pennsylvania Senate, Dominic Pileggi of Delaware County, is under fire from at least two disgruntled members of his caucus.

    Sen. Don White of Indiana County on Friday fired off a scathing letter to Pileggi that accuses him of thwarting the agenda of “mainstream” Republicans.

    In the letter, White alleges that Pileggi has neglected legislation important to Republicans while working privately to “hijack” those bills, including proposals to cut pension benefits for future state and school employees and privatize the sale of liquor and wine. He also vowed not to support Pileggi for another term as floor leader.

    Sen. Scott Wagner, a conservative freshman senator, leveled similar accusations in a letter he sent to Pileggi two weeks ago.

    Pileggi’s office had no immediate response Friday.

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