Lots of new dining spots are coming to the Philadelphia area.
The point, organizers say, is that if dozens of people can take time from their lives to go to Harrisburg, lawmakers can come back into session and take action on the $2-a-pack cigarette tax.
A Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spokesman says this will be the first time in a couple of years that the toll hike will apply evenly to cash and E-Z Pass customers.
Amtrak said its “Keystone” service would not resume until Thursday at the earliest.
Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is lauding the turnaround of Pennsylvania’s economy during the four years he was in office.
Rick Bloomingdale, president of the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO, addressed hundreds of union supporters at a capitol rally in opposition to the legislation.
Judge Todd Hoover shut down the hearing after a few minutes, hearing no witnesses, instead entering into the record documents pertaining to former Penn State chief counsel Cynthia Baldwin.
Federal judge John E. Jones III has dismissed motions by the state secretaries of health and revenue, and the Bucks County register of wills.
The state senate approved a plan that would lift a cap on wholesale gasoline taxes and would increase vehicle fees and fines for moving violation.
The mayor and superintendent William Hite rallied outside the statehouse before heading inside to lobby individual legislators, seeking $120 million in extra state money and legislative approval for the city to raise its liquor and cigarette taxes.
Thursday night’s passage of a so-called “doomsday” budget for Philadelphia schools isn’t likely to shake loose more money from the Republican-controlled state legislature in Harrisburg.
The concern has to do with homes constructed or renovated since 1990 that have flexible yellow CSST (corrugated stainless steel tubing) that supplies natural gas or propane to appliances.
Most of Tuesday’s balloting was by Democrats and Republicans to choose nominees for the Nov. 5 general election. Officials said turnout was around 20 percent.
Diocese of Harrisburg officials say Bishop Joseph McFadden died of a heart attack last week after suddenly falling ill while attending a meeting in Pa.
The Senate hearings come more than a month after the House passed its version of a privatization bill.