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.
Governor Tom Wolf said Monday he’s pleased to have the chance to put his tax proposals up for a vote in the legislature.
Leaders of the Republican majority in the legislature said they plan to put Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s tax proposals up for a vote next week.
Governor Wolf has carried through on his threat to veto short-term, stopgap budget legislation as the state budget stalemate nears the end of its third month.
Appearing at a Press Club luncheon in Harrisburg, state Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Saylor indicated the court had no difficulty reaching a unanimous decision to suspend Attorney General Kane’s law license, effective later next month, and that there was no deal to get Democrat members of the court on board.
As Pennsylvania’s budget standoff drags on, the Republican-controlled Pennsylvania House has sent Governor Wolf short-term, stopgap funding legislation that is expected to be vetoed by the Democratic governor.
The state Supreme Court has unanimously ruled that Attorney General Kathleen Kane’s law license should be suspended, but she’ll remain in office for now.
Lawmakers who support legislation that would protect police officers’ identities during shooting investigations made their case at the state Capitol today.
One of the issues that has left Pennsylvania without a budget since June 30th is legislative Republican leaders’ desire to privatize liquor sales. Last week, Governor Wolf proposed a new plan: a ten to 25 year lease to a private entity that would manage liquor sales.
As strange as it may seem, under current Pennsylvania law, a convicted rapist has parental rights if the victim conceives a child, gives birth and chooses the raise the child.
Under current Pennsylvania law, ignition interlock systems are mandated for DUI offenders with two or more offenses within ten years.
Voting along party lines, the state Senate approved legislation that would provide about four months of state funding for many budget lines and would free up federal money.
Agents from the Montgomery County DA’s office have again executed a search warrant at the Harrisburg offices of Pennsylvania’s attorney general.
The state Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday gave initial approval to stopgap budget bills that would provide short-term funding as the budget stalemate continues for a third month. But the stopgap legislation is headed for a likely veto by Governor Wolf, who called it a “poke in the eye.”
Absent major progress in budget talks in the coming days, the Senate is poised to vote on stopgap funding as soon as next week.
Governor Tom Wolf began the transition from Healthy PA to Medicaid in phases starting in late April.