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Natural Gas Drilling ( FILE PHOTO by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Pa. Budget Chief Won’t Rule Out Natural Gas Drilling Tax

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s budget secretary says the administration is not ruling out a tax on natural gas drilling as Corbett and lawmakers grapple with a budget deficit of more than a billion dollars.

06/18/2014

Union Dues Rally. Photo Credit: Tony Romeo

Pa. Lawmakers Battle Over Union Dues Collection

By Tony Romeo HARRISBURG (CBS) — The issue of whether government payroll deductions to collect union dues should be allowed to continue began to heat up in the state capitol last week. Supporters of a […]

06/09/2014

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Pa. Lawmakers Mull Smaller Legislature, Judiciary, And No Lt. Gov.

A state senate committee has advanced legislation that could start the lengthy process of amending the state constitution to reduce the size of the legislature and judiciary and to eliminate the post of lieutenant governor.

06/04/2014

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, shortly after his school funding plan was introduced.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Clarke Heads To Harrisburg To Push For School Funding

Council President Clarke wants to revise the state’s plan for city sales tax revenues so that over four years, the proceeds are split between the schools and the city pension fund. He and the mayor also want approval for a city tax on cigarettes.

06/03/2014

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Lawmakers Get Update On Towing Pilot Program

By having a contractor handle dispatching and dispute mediation, Lt. Colonel George Bivens says troopers save manpower and costs.

05/19/2014

(City Council president Darrell Clarke, during hearings on the school district's next budget.  Image from City of Phila. TV)

Council President Optimistic State Lawmakers Will Sign On To Schools Plan

It may be a tough sell in Harrisburg, but City Council is hoping to convince state lawmakers to sign on to their revised school bailout plan.

05/16/2014

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Firefighters Battle 3-Alarm Warehouse Fire In Harrisburg

The fire broke out around 5 p.m. Monday. Several fire companies were called to the scene.

05/12/2014

The nation's motto "In God We Trust", seen here on the back of a $5 bill. (credit: Mike Dougherty)

Lawmakers Discuss Whether ‘In God We Trust’ Should Be Posted In Pa. Schools

Discussion in the state House over whether schools should post the national motto – “In God We Trust” — turned into a debate about funding for Philadelphia schools yesterday afternoon.

05/08/2014

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Pa. Senate Passes Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

In an effort to combat abuse, the state Senate has now passed its own version of a bill to create a prescription drug monitoring program.

05/07/2014

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PA Senate To Discuss Reforming Alcohol Sales

The issue of reforming alcohol sales has run hot and cold in the legislature since the House passed a privatization bill more than a year ago.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2014

(Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. To Lose $60M In Tobacco Settlement Money

The attorney general’s office says a decision by a judge in Philadelphia means Pennsylvania will lose some tobacco settlement money, but not nearly as much as it might have.

04/13/2014

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Politician Sting Case Files Unsealed

A judge in Harrisburg has unsealed the record in the case of an aborted sting operation that ensnared several top Philadelphia Democrats.

04/10/2014

(Gov. Corbett in Harrisburg.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Corbett Expected To Sign Into Law Two New Child Protection Bills

On Monday, Governor Corbett signed three bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky scandal and now two more – dealing with mandated reporting of child abuse – are headed to his desk.

04/10/2014

Tom Wolf (credit: WolfForPA.com)

Poll: Tom Wolf Maintains Large Lead Over Democratic Opponents

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows the challengers in the race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination have failed to put a dent in the lead held by frontrunner Tom Wolf.

04/03/2014

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Pennsylvania House Leaders Impose Ban On Most Cash Gifts

Leaders of both parties in the Pennsylvania House have banned most types of cash gifts in response to recent allegations that some state representatives accepted cash from a confidential informant in a criminal investigation.

04/02/2014

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