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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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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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