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Comcast executive Karen Buchholz, who was president of Philadelphia 2000 which brought the Republican National Convention to the city in 2000. (Photo provided by Comcast Corporation)

With One Year To Go Until The Democratic National Convention, Tips From The 2000 Republican Convention

Philadelphia is anxiously awaiting the Pope’s visit in two months but save some of your energy: The Democratic National Convention is just one year away and the woman who organized the last nominating convention the city hosted says it will take another huge, city-wide hospitality effort.

07/29/2015

Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai, the House speaker, speaks at the Press Club in Harrisburg on Monday, July 27, 2015. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

House Speaker Raises Possibility Of Budget Veto Override

Speaking at Harrisburg’s monthly Press Club luncheon, Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai, the speaker of the state House, continued to defend the GOP-passed budget vetoed by the governor.

07/28/2015

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Pa. House Speaker: Medical Marijuana Needs Full Vetting

Medical marijuana was on a fast track in the Pennsylvania Senate. But the speaker of the House says concerns of medical experts must be fully understood before there is action in his chamber.

07/28/2015

Gov. Tom Wolf (right) and House GOP leaders after Tuesday's meeting. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. Budget Talks: Progress, But No Breakthroughs

Democratic Governor Tom Wolf and Republican legislative leaders say talks Tuesday on Pennsylvania’s three week-old budget stalemate were productive, but there were no breakthroughs reported.

07/21/2015

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Richard Trumka Calls For The End Of Wage Theft

Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO, was in Philadelphia to address wage theft, the manipulation by employers to underpay or steal money from their employees.

07/15/2015