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(Gov. Tom Corbett, accompanied by Pennsylvania budget secretary Charles Zogby, speaks with reporters after signing but vetoing portions of the new state budget.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

PA Senate Mulls Lawsuit Over Corbett Vetoes

While the US House has voted to sue President Obama for allegedly overstepping is authority, Governor Corbett could find himself in the same situation – as the target of a lawsuit brought by a state Senate controlled by his own Republican party.

08/04/2014

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PA Lawmakers’ Agenda Is Long As Days Become Few

Pennsylvania lawmakers are scheduled to recess for the summer at the end of the month.

06/16/2014

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Pa. Lawmakers Move To Shield Outdoorsmen From Drone Surveillance

The sponsor of the bills says the legislation is prompted by sportsmen in Massachusetts who expressed concerns about drones being used to videotape legal hunting and fishing.

06/13/2014

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Tough Budget Decisions Ahead For PA Lawmakers

With a deficit well north of a billion dollars, even some Republican lawmakers are eyeing a natural gas extraction tax.

06/02/2014

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PA Senate To Discuss Reforming Alcohol Sales

The issue of reforming alcohol sales has run hot and cold in the legislature since the House passed a privatization bill more than a year ago.

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The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

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

Film production trailers near 5th and Chestnut Streets in Old City. (Credit: John McDevitt)

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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