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A "feedback wall" at the National Constitution Center invites patrons to post notes in agreement (green) or disagreement (orange) with the concept of gay marriage.  Photo by Pat Loeb

National Constitution Center Quick-Edits Its Gay Rights Exhibit After Marriage Ruling

The National Constitution Center was inviting the LGBT community to celebrate today’s US Supreme Court decision afffirming the right of same-sex couples to marry.

06/26/2015

(Gov. Christie signs the New Jersey budget for fiscal year 2016, plus several vetoes.  Image from State of NJ TV)

Christie Signs $34B Budget For New Jersey After Vetoing $1.6B in Spending

No one was surprised that Christie issued line-item vetoes for $1.6 billion in spending and also vetoed tax hikes that Democrats in the legislature had wanted.

06/26/2015

(A woman holds a rainbow sign in support of same-sex marriage outside the US Supreme Court.  (Photo by Alex Wong/ Getty Images)

Group Says Pennsylvania Still Needs To Protect Other LGBT Rights

While many in the LGBT community are celebrating the US Supreme Court’s decision today legalizing same-sex marriage, one advocacy group in Pennsylvania says the fight for gay rights isn’t over.

06/26/2015

Chris Christie, in file photo. (credit: Jeff Zelevansky/ Getty Images)

Gov. Christie Slashes Tax Hikes, Signs $34B Budget

Christie vetoed an income tax increase and corporate business tax. He also conditionally vetoed the Democrats’ millionaires’ tax, but asked the Legislature to approve an increase in the earned income tax credit, something the Legislature has previously called for.

06/26/2015

PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Extends Condolences To Victims Of French Attack

Gov. Tom Wolf is extending his condolences to victims of the attack at an Allentown-based company’s gas factory in France.

06/26/2015

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Pa. Budget Negotiations Continue As Deadline Nears

Pennsylvania lawmakers are expected to be in session through the weekend as talks about a new state budget – due Tuesday – appear to be dead in the water.

06/26/2015

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Proposed Bill In Pa. Would Allow Customers To Have Wine Shipped To Their Doorstep

Under current law in the Commonwealth, out-of-state retailers have only been allowed to send wine to Liquor Control Board stores for consumers to pick up.

06/26/2015

(A toppled tree rests on the roof of a home in Gibbstown, NJ.  Photo by David Madden)

Pressure Builds On Christie To Declare Disaster In Wake Of Tuesday’s Storms

The Christie Administration is pondering a possible disaster declaration in the wake of Tuesday’s storm in sections of South Jersey.

06/26/2015

PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Expected To Sign Bill Renewing Surcharge On Phone Service To Fund 911 Service

The clock is running on the phone surcharge law. It was set to expire next week unless renewed by the legislature.

06/26/2015

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USAF Sergeant Charged With Distributing Child Porn in South Jersey

The Burlington County prosecutor’s office says Cameron downloaded numerous images of child pornography onto his home computer and used file-sharing software to make it available to others.

06/25/2015

(Guns confiscated by police in Philadelphia.  File photo by KYW's Tony Hanson)

Pa. GOP Legislators Hope Appeal Will Overturn Court Action on State Gun Law

“This bill’s not going to come back,” state senator Daylin Leach (D-Mont./Del.) said after Commonwealth Court overturned the law. “The (current) governor will never sign a bill like this.”

06/25/2015

(People celebrate in front of the US Supreme Court after ruling was announced bolstering the Affordable Care Act.  Photo by Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

Across US and Locally, Cheers Accompany Supreme Court Decision Bolstering Obamacare

The 6-3 decision is a relief to a some 300,000 Pennsylvanians who faced losing their coverage if the high court’s ruling had gone the other way.

06/25/2015

The National Rifle Association logo is seen at their headquarters.  (Credit:  PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pa. Court Strikes Down Law That Aided NRA Gun Challenges

Under the law, gun owners no longer had to show they were harmed by an ordinance to challenge it, and it let “membership organizations” like the NRA sue on behalf of any Pennsylvania member. It also allowed them to recover damages if they are successful.

06/25/2015

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Pa. Senate Approves Rape Survivor Child Custody Bill

The state Senate has voted unanimously to send the House a bill that would eliminate the parental rights of offenders in cases where a child is conceived by rape.

06/25/2015

John Hanger  (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW Newsradio)

Wolf Advisor: Hope ‘Waning’ On Budget Talks

It’s been an up and down week for budget negotiations in the state capitol and Wednesday the situation took another downturn.

06/25/2015