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Corbett Opposes Proposal To Allow Universities To Pull Out Of State System

Governor Corbett has come out against proposed legislation to allow schools like West Chester to pull out of the system of state-owned universities.

03/13/2014

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PennDOT Begins Hauling In 20,000 Tons Of Extra Salt To Get Pa. Through Snowy Winter

Kirkpatrick says the problem with salt is not a lack of supply but rather a problem with distribution, so commercial haulers will work around-the-clock for the next week or so to get extra supplies into the state.

02/25/2014

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Democrats: Paterno’s Son Running For Lt. Governor

Jay Paterno, the son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno, told party officials Thursday that he will seek the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor.

02/20/2014

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Corbett Administration Submits Proposal To Use Medicaid Funds For Health Insurance

Governor Corbett proposes to use federal Medicaid money to subsidize private health insurance for adults who don’t currently have coverage.

02/20/2014

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Pennsylvania Senator Says Tavern Games Rollout ‘Worse Than Obamacare’

Early returns suggest the new law allowing for limited small games of chance in Pennsylvania taverns is a bust. And it could blow a hole in Governor Corbett’s proposed budget.

02/20/2014

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In Honor Of March’s Charter Day, Many Pa. Museums And Historic Sites Offering Free Admission

Charter Day, or March 9th, is held annually to celebrate the founding of Pennsylvania.

02/19/2014

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PA Prosecutor Eyes Gas Royalty Check Complaints

State Attorney General Kathleen Kane is reviewing whether her office has jurisdiction to investigate complaints into the costs that natural gas exploration giant Chesapeake Energy Corp. deducts before it pays royalties to the owners of land where it drills.

02/15/2014

(Amtrak's display at 30th Street Station in West Philadelphia announces suspension of all service between Philadelphia and Harrisburg.   Photo by Tim Jimenez)

Transportation Problems Linger After Ice Storm

Transportation delays linger after Wednesday’s winter storm that dumped up to a full half inch of ice on portions of the region and left hundreds of thousands without heat and electricity.

02/06/2014

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Gov. Corbett Signs Disaster Emergency Proclamation In Response To Devastating Storm

Governor Tom Corbett Wednesday night signed a disaster emergency proclamation in response to this week’s devastating storm.

02/05/2014

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In Budget Address, Gov. Corbett Says Pa. Economy Is Recovering Thanks To Hard Choices

Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is lauding the turnaround of Pennsylvania’s economy during the four years he was in office.

02/04/2014

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Pennsylvania Senate Sends ‘Revenge Porn’ Bill To House

The state Senate has passed and sent the House a bill that would outlaw so-called “revenge porn”.

01/29/2014

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Senate Bill Would Give Colleges Authority To Approve Charter Schools In Pennsylvania

Part of a bill pending in the Pennsylvania senate would give universities the authority to approve new charter schools. But one non-profit says there’s no evidence that would improve student performance.

01/29/2014

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Pennsylvania Bill To Address Detainment Of Terror Suspects On Hold

A Pennsylvania Senate committee postponed a vote yesterday on a bill that would direct state and local agencies not to comply with federal law allowing for the “indefinite detention” of people by the United State government.

01/16/2014

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Pa. House Passes Bill To Stop Punishment Of Repeat 911 Callers

The Pennsylvania House has sent the Senate a bill that would prevent municipalities from punishing crime victims or people in need of emergency services who are involved in multiple calls for assistance.

01/15/2014

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Speculation Surrounds Liquor Reform In Harrisburg

Word this past week that liquor privatization talks are heating up again in the state capitol prompts the question: if a deal on legislation is reached, what might it look like?

01/12/2014

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