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(Gov. Tom Corbett, accompanied by Pennsylvania budget secretary Charles Zogby, speaks with reporters after signing but vetoing portions of the new state budget.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

PA Senate Mulls Lawsuit Over Corbett Vetoes

While the US House has voted to sue President Obama for allegedly overstepping is authority, Governor Corbett could find himself in the same situation – as the target of a lawsuit brought by a state Senate controlled by his own Republican party.

08/04/2014

(File Photo: The Pennsylvania Turnpike.)

PA Turnpike Rolls Out 70 MPH Speed Limit A Day Ahead Of Schedule

A new 70 miles per hour speed limit is now in effect a day ahead of schedule along most of a nearly 100 mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s main line.

07/23/2014

(credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Seeks To Change View Of Education Record 

A recent independent voter poll found that the single biggest factor behind voter disapproval of Corbett’s job performance is his record on education.

07/19/2014

Voters in Pennsylvania believe the state has enough slot machines. (FILE: credit CBS 3)

Revenue At Pennsylvania Casinos Is Down About 3% This Year

Gross gaming revenues were down just under 2-point-9 percent in the fiscal year just ended.

07/17/2014

credit: Tony Romeo

Portraits Of Four Former PA Legislative Leaders Get Unflattering Post-Scripts

Steve Miskin, spokesman for House majority Republican leaders, says it’s a compromise that preserves history.

07/16/2014

Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai speaks with reporters in Harrisburg. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Budget Puts Republican Corbett At Odds With GOP Lawmakers

Governor Corbett’s decision to trim legislative funding from the new state budget is shining a light on the rift between the Republican governor and the legislative leaders of his own party who control the House and Senate.

07/11/2014

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Pass ‘Revenge Porn’ Bill

As part of a flurry of last-minute activity, state lawmakers have sent Governor Corbett a bill that would outlaw so-called “revenge porn” in Pennsylvania.

07/07/2014

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

Cigarette Tax Proposal To Fund Philadelphia Schools Moves Forward In Pa. Senate

In something of a surprise move, the state Senate Monday night approved an amendment that would enact the cigarette tax for Philadelphia schools. Mayor Michael Nutter celebrated the moment.

06/30/2014

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Gunman Knocks Out Hotel Clerk During Robbery In Hershey

Police are searching for a gunman who reportedly knocked out a central Pennsylvania hotel clerk during a robbery.

06/29/2014

(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

Paycheck Deduction Bills Advance In Pa. Legislature

Controversial legislation that would limit union deductions from the paychecks of public employees is in position for a possible vote as lawmakers wrap up work before summer recess.

06/27/2014

File photo of a classroom. (credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/Getty Images)

Proposal For Cigarette Tax To Fund Philadelphia Schools May Be Going Up In Smoke

Prospects for approval of a cigarette tax increase to fund Philadelphia schools before state lawmakers’ summer recess have hit rough waters.

06/26/2014

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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