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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

(The City of Harrisburg, including the state capitol at center.  File photo)

Pa. State Senator Calls Harrisburg Bankruptcy Filing ‘Just For Show’

The move by Harrisburg City Council to file for bankruptcy comes after years of debate on how deal with staggering debt from construction of a trash incinerator.

10/13/2011

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett at the PEMA operations center on Thursday afternoon.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania, Preparing For Severe Flooding, Declares ‘Level 1′ Alert

At the PEMA operations center in suburban Harrisburg, Governor Tom Corbett said the focus right now is on the central part of the state, along the Susquehanna River.

09/08/2011

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Residents Of Several Pennsylvania Towns Ordered To Evacuate

In Harrisburg, crews put sandbags around the governor’s mansion as the Susquehanna, wide even on a normal day, spilled over its banks.

09/08/2011

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

Pa. Legislature Approves Extension of Unemployment Benefits For Thousands

The bill, passed by the House on Thursday and the Senate on Friday, will not only preserve unemployment benefits for 45,000 Pennsylvanians in the short-term, it will also provide additional benefits for 90,000 others through the end of the calendar year.

06/17/2011

(A Marcellus shale drilling site.   File photo)

Pa. Lawmakers Advance Shale Drilling ‘Impact Fees’ Legislation

A Pennsylvania state senate committee has advanced a bill that would impose “impact fees” on natural gas drilling in the state, but some state lawmakers are expressing reservations.

06/14/2011

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