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Sales Tax Hike For Property Tax Relief Dropped From Pa. Budget TalksThe on-again, off-again deal to end Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate is on again, but it appears that a plan for a major sales tax hike to generate funds for property tax relief is NOT part of the discussion for now.
Police: Teen To Be Charged As Adult In State Trooper Shooting, One Suspect Being SoughtPennsylvania State Police say a 17-year-old who was in a car stopped for a traffic violation shot a state trooper during a Tuesday morning chase on the Vine Street Expressway.
November’s Election Results Have Been Certified, One Incumbent Republican Has Been Unseated In Phila.The Philadelphia City Commission has certified the November election results and it's official: Republican Al Taubenberger has defeated incumbent Dennis O'Brien for a City Council-At-Large seat.
Wounded Pa. State Trooper Alert, Aware And Even Making JokesA state trooper who was rushed to the hospital after being shot on I-676 Tuesday morning is said to be alert, aware and even making jokes.
Extensive Screening Process For Syrian Refugees Coming To U.S.Fear over the US' acceptance of more Syrian refugees has sparked protests and debates across the country. In Pennsylvania, Governor Tom Wolf has said the Commonwealth will continue to welcome them after an extensive screening process.
Pa. Senate Rejects Measure To Eliminate School Property TaxesThe Pennsylvania Senate narrowly rejected a measure Monday night to eliminate billions of dollars in school property taxes statewide by replacing the money with increases in state tax rates on sales and income, although the legislation could re-emerge with more support.
TSA Boosting Phila. Airport Security Using Specially Trained DogsThere's a new level of security protection for Thanksgiving flyers at Philadelphia International Airport. The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is now using specially trained K-9 units to detect explosives or dangerous substances.
Pennsylvania Sales Tax Could Jump By 1.25%Under a budget proposal by Governor Tom Wolf, sales tax could increase 1.25% to 7.25%. That move would make Pennsylvania the state with the second highest sales tax in the country. In Philadelphia County, the tax rate would be 9.25%.
Phila. Mayor-elect Kenney Names Four More Cabinet MembersPhiladelphia Mayor-elect Jim Kenney has named four more cabinet members, including two holdovers from the Nutter administration.
Wolf: Tentative Budget Deal In ‘Deep Peril’When the governor and legislative leaders agreed to the framework of a budget deal, Wolf said he hoped it would be passed by Thanksgiving. But the governor says the process of finalizing the budget has stalled since that framework was announced earlier this month.
Trump Says He Saw People Celebrating 9/11 In New JerseyDonald Trump says he saw people cheering the Sept. 11 attacks across the river in New Jersey — a claim officials strongly deny.
NJ Native Confirmed Dead In Mali Hotel AttackPolice in Mali, joined by the French and one off-duty American Special Forces Op, freed more than 100 hostages from the Radisson Blu Hotel in the capital of Mali.
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