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Tony Romeo

(Capitol dome, Harrisburg, Pa.   File photo)

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Tony Romeo is Harrisburg bureau chief for KYW Newsradio 1060.

Born and raised in the Harrisburg area, Romeo began his professional career at age 18, while in college at Penn State Harrisburg.  He was still a college student when he covered the Three Mile Island nuclear disaster for WSBA Radio in York, Pa.

Romeo also worked for five years as a television reporter in Harrisburg, and served as news director for an AM-FM pair of stations in White Plains, NY.  He has also worked at stations in Florida and Texas.

Romeo came to KYW Newsradio in the summer of 1990. In 1993 he was assigned to a choice beat: to succeed famed reporter Sandy Starobin as Harrisburg bureau chief.  In 1994, he came to Philadelphia and the City Hall bureau, where he served as bureau chief.

Romeo has covered major stories during the administrations of John Street and Ed Rendell, including the Philadelphia school district takeover, sports stadium controversies, the 1999 mayoral campaign, and the Republican National Convention in 2000.

On January 1, 2003, with former Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell elected to serve as Pennsylvania governor, Romeo was tapped to return to Harrisburg for a second stint as bureau chief there.  KYW Newsradio said Romeo’s appointment was part of the station’s plan to beef up its coverage in that area.

In his spare time, Tony has served as publicity chairman of the South Central Pennsylvania Food Bank.

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Common Cause/PA Opposes Electronic Overseas Ballot Measure

A prominent good-government group says it’s strongly opposed to legislation that would allow military and overseas voters to send their ballots electronically in Pennsylvania elections.

05/09/2016

Greg Vitali (top row, second from right) speaking, seated next to John Maher (second from left).
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PA Lawmakers Take First Step In Effort To Block New Drilling Rules

Battle lines have been drawn in the state capitol again, this time over a proposed overhaul of regulations governing oil and natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.

05/03/2016

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70 MPH Speed Limit Rolling Out On Hundreds Of Miles Of Pennsylvania Highways

The speed limit will be raised to 70 miles an hour across hundreds of miles of the Pennsylvania Turnpike and sections of other state highways in the coming days.

05/02/2016

DePasquale at Capitol news conference last week. Photo credit: KYW's Tony Romeo

PA Auditor General Warns Another Budget Impasse Will Be Costly

DePasquale says in the current fiscal year that runs through the end of June, school districts had to borrow just under a billion dollars, and spent an estimated $40 t0 $50 million dollars on interest.

05/01/2016

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F&M Poll: Trump Takes Command Among Pennsylvania Republicans

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows Donald Trump has opened up a lead over the rest of the Republican presidential field in Pennsylvania.

04/21/2016

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New PA Law Allows Tax-Exempt Savings For People With Disabilities

Governor Wolf this week signed into law a bill intended to help people with disabilities save money.

04/19/2016

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Governor Wolf To Sign Medical Marijuana Bill Today

Medical marijuana will be available in Pennsylvania in forms such as pills, oils, or ointments, and while vaporization and nebulization would be allowed, medical marijuana will not be made available in a form it can be smoked.

04/16/2016

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PA House Passes Child Sex Abuse Statute Of Limitations Bill

The state House has sent the Senate legislation long sought by advocates for victims of child sex abuse.

04/12/2016

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Medical Marijuana On The Doorstep Of Becoming Law In PA

The state House could, as soon as Wednesday, send Governor Wolf a bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania. A bill the governor has promised to sign.

04/12/2016

Republican Thomas Murt (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania House To Vote On Child Sex Abuse Statute Of Limitations Bill

A bill that would give victims of child sex abuse more time to seek justice is now teed up for a vote in the state House this week.

04/11/2016

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Referendum On Raising Pennsylvania Judges Retirement Age Delayed

A voter referendum on raising the mandatory retirement age for Pennsylvania judges to age 70 to age 75 will be delayed, even though it will appear on the ballot in some counties.

04/11/2016

Governor Wolf speaks at Capitol news conference. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Bill Placing New Restrictions On Pennsylvania Abortions Put On Hold

The brakes have been put on a fast-tracked state House bill that would place new restrictions on abortion in Pennsylvania.

04/11/2016

Senate Rules Committee meeting on Monday on medical marijuana in Pennsylvania, (credit: Tony Romeo)

Medical Marijuana Legislation Back On Radar In Harrisburg

Medical marijuana legislation is back on the agenda again in the state capitol. A bill could get to Governor Tom Wolf later this week — but the path to the governor’s desk is still unclear.

04/11/2016

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Lawsuit Contemplated In Spat Between Wolf And GOP Over School Dollars

Republican leaders in the state legislature say they are considering a lawsuit over Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s plan to allocate $200-million extra for schools in the budget, $77-million of which he has earmarked for Philadelphia.

04/06/2016

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

Governor Wolf To Sign LGBT Executive Orders

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has scheduled a ceremony Thursday to sign LGBT anti-discrimination executive orders.

04/06/2016

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