The state House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would create tougher penalties for convicted felons who are caught carrying guns.
The state House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would have Pennsylvania join several other states that extend sales tax exemptions to airplane purchases and maintenance costs.
Over the furious objections of some Democrats, Governor Corbett is expected to sign a bill that will redraw Pennsylvania’s congressional districts. The bill was given final legislative approval Tuesday.
The report by a grand jury into the abuses at a West Philadelphia abortion clinic figured prominently in the debate over a state House bill last week, over the strenuous objections of one local lawmaker who believes the grand jury report is irrelevant to the legislative process.
During state House budget hearings, Delaware County Democrat Greg Vitali continued to press for the Democrats’ Holy Grail: a tax on natural gas extraction in the state’s Marcellus Shale regions.