Philadelphia school leaders are threatening layoffs and cutbacks unless they can balance their budget by August 15th with a hefty increase in the city’s cigarette tax.
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.
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.
A recent independent voter poll found that the single biggest factor behind voter disapproval of Corbett’s job performance is his record on education.
Gross gaming revenues were down just under 2-point-9 percent in the fiscal year just ended.
Steve Miskin, spokesman for House majority Republican leaders, says it’s a compromise that preserves history.
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.
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.
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.
Police are searching for a gunman who reportedly knocked out a central Pennsylvania hotel clerk during a robbery.
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.
Prospects for approval of a cigarette tax increase to fund Philadelphia schools before state lawmakers’ summer recess have hit rough waters.
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.
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 […]
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.