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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

It appears this artist's rendition of the Foxwoods facility in Philadelphia won't become a reality anytime soon.

Foxwoods Casino License In Limbo

The status of the Philadelphia casino license formerly held by Foxwoods is in limbo now that the Senate majority leader is signaling that the legislature will not decide the future of the license anytime soon.

05/31/2012

(Credit: Senator Pileggi's office)

Pileggi Proposes Changes To State Worker Pension Program

The majority leader of the Pennsylvania Senate has announced that he will introduce a bill that will make major changes to the pension system for future state and public school workers.

05/30/2012

File photo of Governor Tom Corbett addressing the State Association of Township Supervisors in Hershey. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Long-Delayed Natural Gas Drilling Bill Could Go To Corbett Next Week

A spokesman for Chester Republican Dominic Pileggi, the Senate majority leader, says negotiations have heated up to get a natural gas drilling bill to the Governor’s desk.

02/01/2012

(Pa. state senator Dominic Pileggi; Chester-Upland parent Dennis Martinelli.  Photos by David Madden)

Parents, Pa. Lawmakers Look For Answers To Budget Crisis in Chester-Upland

Parents were getting a chance to vent at a community meeting even as politicians were seeking both short- and long-term answers.

01/27/2012

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Pennsylvania High Court Throws Out Assembly Redistricting

A narrowly divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday invalidated a plan to redraw state House and Senate district lines, calling the redistricting approach “contrary to law” and throwing into disarray plans by candidates and parties for this year’s General Assembly races.

01/25/2012

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Pennsylvania Electoral College Bill On Hold

The push to change the way Pennsylvania awards its electoral votes in presidential elections appears to have stalled.

11/27/2011

Pennsylvania State Senate Passes Bill To Reject Fed’s ‘Real ID’ Act

Fifteen states have moved to block Real ID. The bill now moves to the state House.

10/18/2011

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Corbett and Chester State Sentator In Favor Of Electoral Vote Changes

Governor Corbett and State Senate Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi (R) are supporting a major change to the way Pennsylvania awards its electoral votes in presidential elections.

09/13/2011

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Tuition Voucher Advocate Calls Alternative A ‘Distraction’

Reaffirming his support for vouchers, the state Senate majority leader calls a “distraction” the bill passed by the House Tuesday that would expand a tax credit program that encourages businesses to fund scholarships for private school tuition.

05/11/2011

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Tom Corbett, Dominic Pileggi Disagree On How To Use Budget Surplus

It appears Governor Tom Corbett and a top Senator of his own party are at odds over what to do with a surplus in the current fiscal year now at $500 million and counting.

05/05/2011

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Set To Tackle Self-Defense Bill Again

State lawmakers will take a look at controversial legislation that would expand the right to use lethal force in self-defense.

03/07/2011

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Revisit School Voucher Program

Along with an effort to sell off state liquor stores, a new attempt to establish a school voucher program is shaping up as one of the big issues for Pennsylvania lawmakers in the year ahead.

01/16/2011

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