PA Lawmakers Take First Step In Effort To Block New Drilling RulesBattle lines have been drawn in the state capitol again, this time over a proposed overhaul of regulations governing oil and natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania House Passes Harsher Gun Penalties For Convicted FelonsThe state House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would create tougher penalties for convicted felons who are caught carrying guns.
Pennsylvania House Passes Bill To Allow Tax-Free Airplane Purchases & RepairsThe 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.
Corbett Expected To Sign New Congressional Map Into LawOver 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.
Grand Jury Report Surrounding West Philadelphia Abortion Clinic Stirs Up ControversyThe 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.
Despite Opposition, Corbett Stands Ground On Natural Gas TaxDuring 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.