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.
State senate majority leader Dominic Pileggi is introducing legislation that would make it a crime to recruit gang members in Pennsylvania.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Parents were getting a chance to vent at a community meeting even as politicians were seeking both short- and long-term answers.
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.
The push to change the way Pennsylvania awards its electoral votes in presidential elections appears to have stalled.
Fifteen states have moved to block Real ID. The bill now moves to the state House.
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.
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.
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.
State lawmakers will take a look at controversial legislation that would expand the right to use lethal force in self-defense.
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.