Harrisburg Pa.

(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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Judge Tosses Out Most Funeral Home Regulations in Pennsylvania

Saying they are old and stifle competition, a federal judge sitting in Harrisburg has thrown out most of the laws and regulations governing Pennsylvania’s funeral homes.

05/15/2012

(Pennsylvania secretary of state Carol Aichele.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Official Says Pa. Will Help Those With Expired Licenses Get Voter ID Cards

“If you have an expired license, you are already in the PennDOT system, and you had to produce proof of ID and residence when you originally got your license,” explains Pennsylvania’s secretary of state, Carol Aichele.

04/18/2012

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Former Pa. Legislative Staffer Gets 1½-4 Years As ‘Bonusgate’ Probe Rolls On

As he left the courtroom, Mike Manzo told reporters he was disappointed by others involved in the case who blamed the “culture” of Harrisburg for their actions.

04/16/2012

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Judge Limits Lawyer Comments In Jerry Sandusky Sex Abuse Case

With the trial due to start in less than two months, the judge presiding over the Jerry Sandusky case has now issued a gag order to those involved.

04/09/2012

(Mayor Michael Nutter speaks on the steps of the Pennsylvania capitol in Harrisburg.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Nutter Blasts Pa. Lawmakers For Roadblocking City Gun Control Efforts

Mayor Nutter says proposed legislation, which would require local governments to pay plaintiffs who win gun law lawsuits, could bankrupt cities.

03/27/2012

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in file photo.   Credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Offers Pennsylvania Budget With Cuts To Universities, Welfare

Gov. Corbett is proposing 30-percent cuts in state funding for three state-related universities — Temple, Penn State, and Pitt — and 20-percent cuts for state-owned universities.

02/07/2012

Bill DeWeese (file photo)

Jury Deliberations Set To Begin In DeWeese Corruption Trial

William DeWeese, who is still member of the state House, is accused of using taxpayer-paid staff in his Harrisburg and district offices for campaign purposes.

02/02/2012

(William DeWeese, outside the courtroom where he is on trial for corruption. Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania State Rep. William DeWeese Testifies at His Corruption Trial

DeWeese is accused of using his staff and other taxpayer resources for campaign purposes.

02/01/2012

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Part 2: Controversy at the Retail Level

KYW’s John McDevitt reports that workers at Pennsylvania liquor stores are, perhaps obviously, against privatization. But so are some private-sector beer retailers who might be drawn into the wine business.

01/06/2012

(Pennsylvania consumers can only imagine buying their beer and wine at a single location, like drinkers do elswhere.  File photo by Bruno Vincent/ Getty Images)

Part 4: Pennsylvania Consumers Seem Ready

If Pa. House Bill 11 becomes law, wine could be sold by some beer distributors. Is that a good thing? KYW’s John McDevitt reports that it depends whom you ask.

01/06/2012

(The Pennsylvania capitol, in Harrisburg.   File photo)

Pay Raises For Non-Union Pennsylvania State Workers Frozen For 5th Year

Non-union workers employed by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, including the governor and cabinet secretaries, will not see a pay raise for the fifth year in a row.

01/03/2012

(Gov. Tom Corbett today, at the Pennsylvania Press Club in Harrisburg.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Says Louis Freeh Is Good Choice To Head PSU Child Abuse Probe

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett is praising the decision at Penn State to hire former FBI director Louis Freeh to head up the university’s own investigation of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

11/21/2011

(File photo: a school choice rally outside the US Supreme Court in 2002.  Credit: Mark Wilson/ Getty Images)

Catholic School Students Bus From Philadelphia For ‘School Choice’ Rally

The students want the Pennsylvania House to take up the bill already passed by the state senate that would provide vouchers to low-income students at failing schools.

11/15/2011

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