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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.  File photo by 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

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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

Widener students board a bus to Harrisburg. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

Widener Students In Harrisburg To Lobby For College Debt Relief

College students from across Pennsylvania are heading to Harrisburg today, to lobby lawmakers on debt relief for middle-income college students.

04/01/2014

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Pro-Marijuana Supporters Rally In Harrisburg

A few hundred people who want the state to change its marijuana laws are taking their campaign to the Pennsylvania Capitol.

03/31/2014

(Pa. auditor General Jack Wagner.  File photo by Mark Abrams)

Jack Wagner Ends Bid For Democratic Gubernatorial Nomination

Barely more than a month after jumping in, Pennsylvania’s former auditor general is bowing out of the race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination.

03/27/2014

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

Watchdog Group Says Ethics Probe Is Not Enough For Corrupt Politicians

A Harrisburg area activist says he’s filed ethics complaints against Philadelphia Democrats caught on tape accepting illegal payments.

03/20/2014

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