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Gov. Wolf Expected To Sign Bill Renewing Surcharge On Phone Service To Fund 911 Service

The clock is running on the phone surcharge law. It was set to expire next week unless renewed by the legislature.

06/26/2015

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Bill To Permit Smaller Atlantic City Casinos Advances

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.

06/24/2015

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Pa. House Votes To Tweak Background Check Requirements For Those Who Work With Children

The state House has sent the Senate a bill designed to ease some background check requirements for people who work with children in Pennsylvania.

06/18/2015

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Pennsylvania Senate Approves Higher 911 Fees On Phone Bills

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.

06/16/2015

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NJ Panel OKs Bill Banning Smoking In Vehicles When Kids Present

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.

06/15/2015

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Bill To Study Later School Start Times Goes To Gov. Christie

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.

06/11/2015

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Bill Inspired By ‘Snooki’ Appearance At Rutgers Moves Forward

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.

06/11/2015

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NJ Senate Considers Bill Authorizing Sale Of Home-baked Goods

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.

06/09/2015

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Pa. Lawmaker Introduces Bill Offering Pregnant Women More Job Protection

Senator Casey had introduced the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act originally in 2012 and 2013. But now, Republican senators have co-signed the measure.

06/07/2015

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Pa. Senate Advances 4 Bills Aimed At Protecting Animals

The proposals are now in front of the state House for its consideration.

06/03/2015

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Lawmaker: Bills To Aid Atlantic City To Get Vote Next Month

Legislation to help a struggling Atlantic City stalled since late last year appears headed for a vote in the state Legislature next month.

05/26/2015

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NJ Congressman Announces Legislation Aimed At Helping Residents Impacted By Superstorm Sandy

Standing with Superstorm Sandy victims, New Jersey Congressman Tom MacArthur announced plans to help people still not able to get FEMA aid.

05/26/2015

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Congress Rejects Bill Aimed At Boosting Amtrak’s Budget

Congress rejects a bill aimed at boosting Amtrak’s budget by $1 billion.

05/13/2015

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Senate Panel Passes Bill Aimed At Transparency In Sandy Aid

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.

05/12/2015

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Bill In New Jersey Would Toughen Penalties For Swatting

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.

05/11/2015

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