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Minnesota GOP Lawmaker Apologizes For NBA ‘Street Crime’ Tweet

A Minnesota lawmaker apologized Monday for his tweet about NBA players, which was seen by some as racist.

03/10/2014

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Some Lawmakers Unhappy With Deal Between The City And SEPTA

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.

12/08/2013

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Holidays Bring Annual Pay Bump For Pennsylvania Officials

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.

11/25/2013

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Starbucks Promo Prods Lawmakers To ‘Come Together’

Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz wants lawmakers to come together to resolve their political gridlock. And he’s giving away free coffee to customers who set an example how to do it.

10/09/2013

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NJ Lawmakers Considering New Pot Provision

Now that medical marijuana is legal in New Jersey, lawmakers are considering some new issues related to the measure.

03/21/2013

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New Jersey Considering Ban On ‘Conversion Therapy’

It promises to be an emotional hearing when New Jersey lawmakers hear testimony on a bill that would ban “conversion therapy,” a widely derided practice intended to make gay people straight.

03/18/2013

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I-Team: Pa. Legislators Pocketing Your Money?

Pennsylvania legislators pocket millions of dollars of your money in expenses above and beyond their salaries, and they don’t even need receipts. For one Philadelphia lawmaker, it was like getting a 50 percent raise. How is this possible? The I-Team went to Harrisburg to find out.

11/20/2012

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New Jersey Assembly To Consider Easing Pot Punishments

New Jersey lawmakers are set to consider decriminalizing possession of small amounts of marijuana.

06/25/2012

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NJ Lawmakers Want Stricter Oversight On Home-Schooling

A New Jersey lawmaker wants parents who home-school their children to submit portfolios of student work and proof of annual medical examinations.

07/19/2011

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Does The Education Level Of State Legislators Matter?

A survey by the Chronicle of Higher Education shows that many state representatives provide no record of college.

07/13/2011

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Debate Effectiveness Of Legal Notices In Newspapers

Pennsylvania lawmakers are again taking up the issue of whether to eliminate the mandate that legal notices be placed in newspapers.

05/22/2011

NJ Lawmakers Fight Plan To Store Nuclear Waste At Defunct Plants

On Wednesday, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie called on lawmakers in Washington to renew their efforts to find a place to permanently store radioactive nuclear waste produced by the nation’s power plants.

03/16/2011

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Hear About Privatizing Liquor Stores

A push to privatize wine and liquor stores in Pennsylvania is getting no support from a panel of Democratic state lawmakers. The House Democratic Policy Committee is hearing testimony on Thursday in Philadelphia.

02/24/2011

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Cost Of Living Pay Raises Begin For Pa. Officials

The state capitol continues to roil over an automatic cost-of-living pay raise that elected officials and judges are getting as of today.

12/01/2010