PA Senate To Return This Week After House Strikes Out In Budget EffortThe state Senate is expected to return this coming week.
Revenue Negotiations Drag On At PA CapitolThe state Senate returned to session Monday but ended up with nothing to show for it.
Top Pa. Lawmaker Says Penn State Should Bar Payment to Vietnam-Era Activist, Later a Professor of EducationPennsylvania state senate president Joseph Scarnati has sent a letter to Penn State president Eric Barron, "basically objecting to the fact that they're having a known domestic terrorist being sponsored by taxpayer dollars speaking at Penn State."
Top Pa. Lawmaker Wants Top Speed Limits Increased to 70 MPHRaising the speed limit in Pennsylvania is not a new idea. But the support of a leader like Republican state senator Joe Scarnati, the president pro tempore of the state senate, could be a game changer.
Top Lawmaker Wants To Make Federal Health Care Mandate Illegal In PennsylvaniaA state senate committee has advanced legislation aimed at nullifying the federal health care insurance mandate in Pennsylvania.
Pa. Senate Passes Natural Gas Drilling RegulationsThe state legislature continues to move closer to enacting a bill that would regulate natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania.
Transportation Funding Report Out, Corbett Response AwaitedThe transportation funding commission voted on its recommendations last month and now the ball is in Governor Corbett's court.
Pa. Lawmakers Advance Shale Drilling 'Impact Fees' LegislationA Pennsylvania state senate committee has advanced a bill that would impose "impact fees" on natural gas drilling in the state, but some state lawmakers are expressing reservations.
Pa. House Passes Tax On Natural Gas Drilling The state House has passed its version of a bill to levy a tax on Pennsylvania’s natural gas drilling industry. But the bill now goes to the Senate, where it faces major changes.