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.
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.
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.
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.
Gov. Tom Wolf is extending his condolences to victims of the attack at an Allentown-based company’s gas factory in France.
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.
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.
The Christie Administration is pondering a possible disaster declaration in the wake of Tuesday’s storm in sections of South Jersey.
The clock is running on the phone surcharge law. It was set to expire next week unless renewed by the legislature.
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.
“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.”
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.
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.
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.
It’s been an up and down week for budget negotiations in the state capitol and Wednesday the situation took another downturn.