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Dominic Pileggi

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State Senate To Vote On More Money For Philadelphia Schools

It appears another $30 million piece of the Philadelphia schools’ budget puzzle may soon happen.

10/18/2013

(John Dodds of the Philadelphia Unemployment Project addresses marchers outside the Philadelphia office of Gov. Tom Corbett in April.  File photo by Cherri Gregg)

Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania Falls By The Wayside In Legislative Tussle

The state Senate inserted Medicaid expansion language into the state welfare code, part of the package of bills to enact the budget, but the House removed it.

07/04/2013

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Pa. Legislature Leaves Philadelphia School Bailout Funds Hanging in Limbo

Final work on the Pennsylvania budget will go into a second week of overtime, and maybe beyond, as the result of differences between the state House and Senate over one of the “companion” bills that make up the state budget package.

07/04/2013

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With Gov. Corbett’s Signature, Philadelphia Traffic Court Is Out Of Business

Effective immediately, Traffic Court functions are under the supervision of Philadelphia Municipal Court, though the complete transition may take weeks or months.

06/19/2013

Bucks County Republican Chuck McIlhinney. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Senate Tackles Liquor Bill

With less than two weeks before the legislature’s scheduled summer recess, Republican leaders in the GOP-controlled state Senate have taken the wraps off their proposal to reform liquor sales in Pennsylvania.

06/18/2013

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Future of Philadelphia Cigarette Tax Uncertain Despite City Council OK

The vote was unanimous for the new cigarette tax, which would take effect next January and bring an estimated $45 million to city schools. State approval is required.

06/13/2013

Stigall Show Log 6.4.13

Chris discusses the death of New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg and whether Governor Chris Christie will appoint a Republican to fill his seat. He also details a family’s struggle to get a lung transplant for their daughter and why the government should not be involved. He also talks to Rich Zeoli and climate scientist Steve Goreham.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–06/04/2013

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PA Senate Leader: Tougher-Than-Expected Budget Complicates Spring Agenda

Last week, Governor Corbett officially rolled out a proposal he considers a top priority.

05/13/2013

Stigall Show Log 4.30.13

Chris covers the details of the close of the Kermit Gosnell trial, reviews Chris Christie’s appearance with Joe Scarborough yesterday, and analyzes the reaction to NBA Player Jason Collins announcement that he is gay. He talks to Bucks Country Courier-Times Columnist JD Mullane, Dennis Michael Lynch about his documentary They Come to America II: The Cost of Amnesty, Marc Summers about the annual Philadelphia Burger Brawl, State Senator Dominic Pileggi, and the Reverend Dr. Kevin Johnson.

Talk Radio 1210 WPHT–04/30/2013

(Former US congressman Joe Sestak speaks to reporters outside the Delaware County Courthouse in Media.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Pa. Dems Charge GOP Is Trying To Rig Electoral College Voting

Former US congressman Joe Sestak likened the plan to an old Tammany Hall political boss sentiment: ” ‘It doesn’t matter what a citizen does with his vote if I can count the votes.’ “

04/29/2013

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Long Road Ahead, Open Question On Pa. Liquor Bill

The State House dominated the headlines this past week by passing a bill to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania. But it will be weeks, at least, before the Senate tackles the issue.

03/23/2013

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Top Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Shut Down Corruption-Plagued Phila. Traffic Court

State senator Dominic Pileggi of Chester County says that because reforms have failed, it’s time to have Municipal Court take over its functions.

01/11/2013

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PA Senate Passes Bill Making For Tougher Arson Laws

A bill that would strengthen Pennsylvania’s arson laws – spurred by a string of arson fires that plagued Coatesville several years ago – has cleared the Pennsylvania Senate.

10/02/2012

(Pa. state senate majority leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Chester/Delaware.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Seeks To Make Gang Recruitment A Crime

State senate majority leader Dominic Pileggi is introducing legislation that would make it a crime to recruit gang members in Pennsylvania.

07/30/2012

(Sign warning drivers of  red-light camera at Broad and Vine in center city Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Odds Improve For Extension Of Philadelphia Red Light Camera Program

Prospects have improved for an extension of Philadelphia’s red light camera program, currently set to expire June 30th. But lawmakers are now proposing to change the way revenues from the program are handed out.

06/07/2012

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