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Bill Banning Cash Gifts To State Lawmakers Advances In Pa. Senate

The bill approved by the Senate State Government Committee would make it a felony to accept cash gifts over $250. Under $250, it would be a misdemeanor.

04/08/2014

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Corbett Opens Door To Small Games Of Chance In Bars

Governor Corbett has signed into law legislation that will expand gambling in Pennsylvania by allowing small games of chance in bars and taverns.

11/28/2013

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Corbett Signs Bills To Help Philadelphia’s Property Tax Overhaul

Governor Corbett has signed into law two bills intended to ease the transition resulting from Mayor Nutter’s overhaul of city property taxes.

11/27/2013

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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

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Pa. Senate OK’s Bill To Reathorize CHIP Health Insurance Program For Children

The Pennsylvania Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill that would re-authorize the state’s health insurance program for children of low-income families.

09/26/2013

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Pennsylvania Legislature Divided Over Medicaid Expansion

The state senate favors expanding Medicaid, as provided for under the Affordable Care Act, while House Republicans do not.

07/01/2013

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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

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Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Expand Film Tax Credit

The Pennsylvania film tax credit is currently capped at $60 million. Chester Republican Dominic Pileggi, the Senate majority leader, wants to uncap the film tax credit.

06/07/2013

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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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Some Pa GOP Senators Get Behind Medicaid Expansion

Several Republican members of the Pennsylvania Senate now indicate they support expanding Medicaid eligibility, but a spokesman for the Senate majority leader says it won’t matter much if the governor doesn’t get behind it.

03/17/2013

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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. Legislature Considers Granting Waivers To Storm-Shuttered School Districts

With some schools in southeastern Pennsylvania closed for a week now due to Hurricane Sandy, spokesmen say state legislative leaders would consider relaxing the 180-day requirement for affected school districts.

11/05/2012

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Corbett Expected To Sign Bill Requiring Random Testing Of Gasoline Octane Levels

Governor Corbett is expected to sign a bill now on his desk that would authorize random testing for gasoline octane levels in Pennsylvania.

10/23/2012

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PennDOT To Have Final Say On Location Of Red Light Cameras In Suburbs

The city of Pittsburgh and a dozen communities in Philadelphia’s suburbs will now be eligible to install red light camera as well. But they will not have sole discretion.

07/02/2012

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Busy Week For State Lawmakers As Final Session Begins In Pennsylvania

The Pennsylvania legislature has a full plate as lawmakers return to the capitol on Monday for the final session days before summer recess at the end of the week.

06/25/2012

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