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Pa. Strikes Deal To Maintain Amtrak Service Between Harrisburg And Pittsburgh

Ending service between the two cities would have meant a longer trip for rail passengers departing Philadelphia for Pittsburgh and other points west.

03/24/2013

(Pa. state senator Anthony Williams announces legislation that would allow undocumented aliens with high school educations to pay in-state tuition at Pennsylvania colleges.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmaker Proposes Tuition Incentive For Illegal Immigrants Who Are Striving

A bill dubbed Pennsylvania’s version of the “Dream Act” is being introduced in the state legislature.

03/19/2013

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Corbett Aide Denies Governor Violated Ethics By Accepting Gifts

A published report says Gov. Corbett and his wife accepted $11,000 in gifts in 2010 — the year he was elected — and 2011, his first year in office, from business executives, lobbyists, and lobbying firms.

03/05/2013

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Corbett Administration Continues to Vamp For Lottery Privatization

This is the second time that a British company has extended its bid to operate the Pennsyvlania Lottery since Pa. attorney general Kathleen Kane determined that the contract would violate the Pennsylvania constitution.

02/22/2013

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Pa. Voter ID Law Won’t Be Enforced In May Primary

Pennsylvania voters will not be required to show photo identification in the May 21 primary election under an agreement signed Thursday by both sides in a pending lawsuit.

02/14/2013

(Gov. Corbett is flanked by Pennsylvania higher education officials and others for his announcement.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Says Pa. State-Run Colleges Will Get Same Funding As Last Year

Corbett says funding for the state-related universities -– Temple, Pitt, Lincoln, and Penn State -– as well as the 14 state-owned universities will remain the same in his budget proposal.

02/01/2013

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Harrisburg, Pa. Gun Show Called Off After Dispute Over Assault Weapons

After a week of protests and boycotts by vendors and participants (another related story), Reed Exhibitions says on the show’s web site that it has, for the time being, decided to postpone the show’s run, originally scheduled to start February 2nd.

01/24/2013

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Activists Converge on Pennsylvania Capitol For Gun Rallies, For and Against

Hundreds of activists on both sides of the gun control issue staged rallies on Wednesday at Pennsylvania’s capitol.

01/23/2013

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In Central Pennsylvania, Controversy Over a Kinder, Gentler Gun Show

The British firm that runs a huge outdoor show in Harrisburg, Pa. has drawn the ire of sportsmen for its decision to ban the display and sale of certain weapons at this year’s upcoming show.

01/16/2013

(Pennsylvania electors are sworn in prior to casting their votes.  Photos from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Pennsylvania Officially Goes Blue As State Casts Its Electoral College Votes

“The electors of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania have cast 20 votes for the Honorable Barack Obama…”

12/17/2012

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Corbett: No Will For Right-To-Work Fight In PA

Despite a Republican governor and GOP majorities in the legislature, it does not appear a battle over “right-to-work” legislation will be coming to Pennsylvania anytime soon.

12/16/2012

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Corbett Not Concerned About Recent Polls Suggesting Re-Election May Be Tough

Governor Tom Corbett downplays polls that suggest his popularity with voters is lagging.

12/02/2012

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Changes Suggested For Pa. Child-Abuse Law

The Pennsylvania Task Force on Child Protection announced Tuesday its recommendations, which include rewriting the Child Protective Services Law.

11/27/2012

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Pennsylvania Officials Urge Residents To Prepare For Coming Storm

PEMA is urging Pennsylvania residents to take the weekend to prepare for at least three days in their homes without power or outside assistance.

10/26/2012

(A July 31st protest on South Broad Street in Philadelphia against the end of the state welfare program known as "General Assistance.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Lawsuit Aims to Overturn Recent Cuts in Pennsylvania’s Welfare Programs

Act 80, passed this year, eliminated the $150-million general assistance fund, which gave monthly cash grants of about $200 to more than 61,000 low-income and disabled Pennsylvanians.

10/03/2012

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