Republican lawmakers say Gov.-elect Tom Wolf must be able to compromise and curb growing costs if he wants to advance an ambitious agenda that includes a tax increase on the natural gas industry in a Legislature with huge GOP majorities.
In Philadelphia City Council, lawmakers impose restrictions on what the public can say at its weekly meetings. One speaker this past week made his displeasure with the rules quite evident.
The House voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would require schools and their contractors to conduct the checks before offering jobs to anyone who has direct contact with students.
New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would require employers in the state to offer workers paid sick leave — a requirement that’s been gaining some momentum.
The state Assembly Judiciary Committee on Monday advanced a constitutional amendment that would ask voters to increase the judicial retirement age to 75. Judges now must step down when they turn 70.
“We must end this violence, we must end the cycle of domestic violence,” said Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera who brought chit chat on the Assembly floor to a sudden stop when she revealed her mother was the victim of domestic violence.
“There is reason for real hope,” Christie said after the meeting with local elected officials, labor leaders and casino CEO’s at the headquarters for the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA).
The State Transportation Commission has approved an update to Pennsylvania’s 12-year plan for projects that reflects a major increase in funding approved by state lawmakers last year.
New Jersey lawmakers agreed to let voters decide on a key part of an overhaul of the state’s bail system to keep suspects deemed dangerous behind bars while letting out more of those charged with lesser offenses even if they cannot afford bail.
New Jersey lawmakers are moving slower than they planned as they investigate the politically engineered traffic jams near the George Washington Bridge last year.
Deceptive advertisements that promise to help you lose weight are everywhere and some lawmakers in Washington D.C. are tired of it
A New Jersey legislative committee is using a hearing to chide Gov. Chris Christie for not producing quarterly reports on monitoring of Superstorm Sandy rebuilding projects.
A Minnesota lawmaker apologized Monday for his tweet about NBA players, which was seen by some as racist.
A new long-term lease between SEPTA and the city for properties like the Broad Street Subway and the Suburban Station concourse gained initial approval this past week in City Council, but some lawmakers are unhappy with parts of the deal involving advertising revenue.
Pennsylvania state lawmakers, judges and top executive branch officials, including Gov. Tom Corbett, will see a few hundred dollars more in salary in 2014, unless they decline it.