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.
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.
By having a contractor handle dispatching and dispute mediation, Lt. Colonel George Bivens says troopers save manpower and costs.
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.
The fire broke out around 5 p.m. Monday. Several fire companies were called to the scene.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A judge in Harrisburg has unsealed the record in the case of an aborted sting operation that ensnared several top Philadelphia Democrats.
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.
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.
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.
College students from across Pennsylvania are heading to Harrisburg today, to lobby lawmakers on debt relief for middle-income college students.
A few hundred people who want the state to change its marijuana laws are taking their campaign to the Pennsylvania Capitol.