The clock is running on the phone surcharge law. It was set to expire next week unless renewed by the legislature.
The state legislature is watering down the requirements of a 2011 law designed to attract developers willing to build new, smaller and less costly casinos with as few as 200 hotel rooms.
The state House has sent the Senate a bill designed to ease some background check requirements for people who work with children in Pennsylvania.
The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved a measure Tuesday to impose up to an additional 65 cents per phone line and an extra $52 per household to help counties pay for the growing cost of their 911 emergency communications centers.
A New Jersey state Senate panel has advanced legislation that would bar smokers from lighting up in vehicles if children 16 and younger also are present.
The General Assembly on Thursday sent Republican Gov. Chris Christie a bill that calls for studying the benefits and issues involved with starting the day later in middle and high schools.
Legislation inspired after Rutgers University used student activities fees to pay Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi for an appearance in 2011 has passed a state Senate committee.
They would have to have a placard indicating the items were baked in a kitchen and were not subject to inspection by the state Health Department.
Senator Casey had introduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act originally in 2012 and 2013. But now, Republican senators have co-signed the measure.
The proposals are now in front of the state House for its consideration.
Legislation to help a struggling Atlantic City stalled since late last year appears headed for a vote in the state Legislature next month.
Standing with Superstorm Sandy victims, New Jersey Congressman Tom MacArthur announced plans to help people still not able to get FEMA aid.
Congress rejects a bill aimed at boosting Amtrak’s budget by $1 billion.
People affected by Superstorm Sandy would be owed a timeline detailing when state aid would be distributed under a bill advancing in the state Legislature.
People convicted of calling authorities with false reports to get SWAT teams called to the scene could get up to 10 years in prison under a bill that advanced Monday in a legislative committee.