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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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Pa. Court Officials Say Viral ‘Missed Jury Duty’ Prank is Stressing Real Court System

At the end of the message, callers are told that it’s a joke purportedly associated with a humor web site and they are encouraged to pull the same prank on others.

09/20/2012

(The Pennsylvania Supreme Court heard the Voter ID appeal in its Philadelphia courtroom, in a proceeding that was televised -- a rare occurrence for the state's high court.  File photo)

Pa. Supreme Court Sends Voter ID Ruling Back To Lower Court For Review

Opponents of Pennsylvania’s recently enacted voter ID law have notched a preliminary victory in the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.

09/18/2012

(First responders in Harrisburg honor their colleagues who died on September 11th, 2001.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

In Harrisburg, Pa., Remembrance of September 11th Attacks

The names of Pennsylvania emergency workers who had given their lives in the line of duty were read during a ceremony outside the state capitol.

09/11/2012

(Credit: Tony Romeo)

4 Arrested Outside Pa. Governor’s Mansion in Welfare Protest

Four people were arrested in front of the governor’s residence as a group of several hundred demonstrators protested the end of cash assistance for the poor in Pennsylvania.

08/29/2012

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Glass Particles Prompt Voluntary Tequila Recall In Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania’s liquor sales agency says certain types of tequila are subject to a voluntary recall because glass particles may be inside the bottles.

08/10/2012

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Liberal Group Says PennDOT Making Process To Get PA Voter ID Difficult

A liberal watchdog group based in Harrisburg has issued a report that criticizes how Pennsylvania officials are making ID’s available for voters in advance of the November election.

08/03/2012

(A Pennsylvania Lottery Powerball ticket.  File photo by Ed Fischer)

Pennsylvania Lottery Sets Sales and Profit Records In Latest Fiscal Year

Despite concern about expanding competition from casinos, the Pennsylvania Lottery set another sales record in the 2011-12 fiscal year.

07/31/2012

(Pa. state senate majority leader Dominic Pileggi, R-Chester/Delaware.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Lawmaker Seeks To Make Gang Recruitment A Crime

State senate majority leader Dominic Pileggi is introducing legislation that would make it a crime to recruit gang members in Pennsylvania.

07/30/2012

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Day Four Of Testimony In PA Voter ID Law Trial

The ACLU challenge to Pennsylvania’s voter ID law continues Monday in its fourth day of testimony, with even more state officials heading to the hot seat.

07/30/2012

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Hundreds Rally In Harrisburg To Oppose New Pa. Voter ID Law

“I say to you, and I want you to quote me directly: Tom Corbett is liar!” Jerome Mondesire of the NAACP told the crowd.

07/24/2012

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US Dept. of Justice Evaluating Legality of Pennsylvania Voter ID Law

The US Department of Justice says it is reviewing whether Pennsylvania’s new voter photo ID law is in compliance with the federal Voting Rights Act.

07/24/2012

(Gov. Tom Corbett addresses the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania.  Credit:  Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Hints at Areas of Pennsylvania Budget Compromise

Corbett told a gathering of the Insurance Federation of Pennsylvania that he believes the revenue picture has improved enough that the state can spend more than he originally proposed in February.

06/11/2012

(Former Justice Joan Orie Melvin.  File photo)

Corruption Charges Announced Against Pa. Supreme Court Justice Joan Orie Melvin

Several state lawmakers have already been convicted of using taxpayer resources for political purposes, including Republican state senator Jane Orie, the sister of Joan Orie Melvin.

05/18/2012

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