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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Protesters shouting Occupy Wall Street slogans delayed and disrupted a Friday hearing on a plan to reconfigure state House and Senate districts in Pennsylvania.
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.
Fifteen states have moved to block Real ID. The bill now moves to the state House.
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.
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.
Pennsylvania continues to inch closer to a new state budget ahead of Thursday’s deadline. Lawmakers held a rare Sunday session as they attempt to wrap up work on the budget and other legislation.
One Senate bill is in response to the West Philadelphia abortion clinic horrors. Among its many provisions, that measure tightens policies regarding inspections, handling of complaints, and clinic reporting of “serious” events.
The Pennsylvania Senate this week passed and sent to the House a pair of bills intended to cut off benefits to illegal aliens in Pennsylvania.