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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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Property Tax Reform Issue Heating Up Again In Harrisburg

The issue of property tax reform is gaining momentum again in the state capitol, but faces the same hurdles that have stymied change for decades.

05/08/2012

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After Ackerman Buyout, Pa. Senate Passes New School Admin. Contract Rules

Prompted by large buyouts for school superintendents in Philadelphia and several other districts, the state Senate has passed and sent to the House legislation that would place new restrictions on contracts with top school administrators.

05/01/2012

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Pa. Lawmakers Return To Tackle Budget, Casino License

After a three week primary election break, Pennsylvania lawmakers return to the state capitol today to begin the busiest stretch of the year: the run-up to the June 30th budget deadline and summer recess.

04/30/2012

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Pa. Lawmakers Turn Attention To Fate Of Foxwoods Casino License

Now that the state Supreme Court has rejected Foxwoods’ appeal of its license revocation, attention turns to whether that license will remain in Philadelphia end up somewhere else in the state or end up nowhere at all.

04/02/2012

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Legislative Feud Could Shutter Philadelphia’s Red Light Camera Program

The future of Philadelphia’s red light camera program is in jeopardy as lawmakers remain divided over whether to expand the program to other cities.

03/12/2012

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Senator Pileggi Says A Delayed Date May Be Needed For The Pennsylvania Primary

The majority leader of the Pennsylvania Senate says the April 24th primary may have to be delayed because of the chaos that’s resulted from the state Supreme Court’s decision to throw out the new map of state legislative districts.

02/04/2012

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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

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Protesters Disrupt State Hearing To Reconfigure Pennsylvania House And Senate Districts

Protesters shouting Occupy Wall Street slogans delayed and disrupted a Friday hearing on a plan to reconfigure state House and Senate districts in Pennsylvania.

11/19/2011

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Natural Gas Drilling Bill Delayed

State Senate action on a bill to regulate and impose fees on natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania has been delayed for at least two weeks.

11/01/2011

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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City of Chester May Be Eligible For Red Light Cameras

Philadelphia already has them but now the city of Chester would be among the Pennsylvania cities eligible for red light traffic cameras under legislation approved by a state Senate committee yesterday.

10/18/2011

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