Reflections on the Passing of Mentor, Friend and Colleague Stephen C. MacNett

Sad news of the passing of Stephen C. MacNett, who for forty plus years served as chief legal counsel for Senate Republicans, but whose skills and judgment were also respected by Democrats and successive administrations.  He more than anyone in my experience combined legal, policy, political, and ethical abilities in dedicated public service.  His contributions can be found in the laws and budgets of Pennsylvania for two generations.  I benefitted greatly from his guidance and wisdom, as did my predecessors, Charlie Lemmond and Frank O’Connell.

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