Legislation

Former Congressman and Philadelphia Eagle Jon Runyan. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Rich Zeoli Speaks With Jon Runyan About App Geared To Make Finding Legislation Easier

Rich Zeoli talked to former Congressman and Philadelphia Eagle Jon Runyan, who has joined the board of advisers for Countable.

04/01/2015

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Pennsylvania A Step Closer To Longer Serving Judges

Pennsylvania is one step closer to an amendment to the state constitution that would allow judges to serve five more years before reaching mandatory retirement age.

02/15/2015

The chairman of the state Senate Transportation Committee, John Rafferty, has been pushing for the legislation for four years, and is optimistic it will get done in the new session. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Seek Ignition Interlocks For First Time DUI Offenders

State lawmakers believe they are close to enacting legislation that would require ignition interlock systems for some first-time offenders convicted of driving under the influence.

02/15/2015

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Gov. Christie Vetoes Sports Betting Bill In New Jersey

Christie on Friday rejected a bill that would have pushed New Jersey to circumvent a federal law banning gambling on professional and college sports in the state. The U.S. Supreme Court recently upheld the ban.

08/08/2014

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A Local Family’s Fight For Medical Marijuana

3 On Your Side Health Reporter Stephanie Stahl has one family’s story.

08/06/2014

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In Wake Of Deadly Crash That Injured Tracy Morgan, NJ Lawmakers Want To Ensure Roads Remain Safe

Earlier this month, a Senate Subcommittee voted to relax current weekly regulations for truckers from a 70 hour work week before a long break, back to pre-July 2013 levels, when drivers could go 82 hours.

06/16/2014

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Few Drone Privacy Laws

Congress has ordered the FAA to open skies to private drones by 2015. Only two states regulate the use of drones by private parties who want to gather information.

09/30/2013

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Web Groups Sue To Block New Jersey Law On Underage Sex Ads

Two Internet groups are suing to block a New Jersey law concerning online ads for underage sex workers, saying libraries and other third-party service providers could be at risk of prosecution.

07/07/2013

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Mayor Nutter Signs Groundbreaking LGBT Rights Legislation

Mayor Michael Nutter signed a groundbreaking bill today, making Philadelphia one of the friendliest cities when it comes to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgendered rights.

05/09/2013

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Analysis: Why Pa. Finds It Difficult To Operate In A Free Market Economy

The Pennsylvania senate is considering a bill that has already passed the house. Its purpose is to do away with the state liquor store system, but most of the debate is about the sale of beer.

04/28/2013

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Gov. Christie Signs New Legislation Pertaining To Minors And Tanning

According to a release, Christie signed a bill on Monday that prohibits minors under 14 years of age from using spray tanning facilities and prohibits minors under 17 years of age from using tanning beds.

04/01/2013

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Legislators In NJ Seeking To Ban Construction Of Any New ‘Jughandles’

They might have been a good idea in the 1950s and 60s, but a New Jersey lawmaker says any new ones should be banned.

02/04/2013

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New Law Includes Legislation Sparked By Bucks County First Responder

President Obama has signed into law a defense spending bill that includes legislation that was sparked by the untimely death of a first responder in Bucks County.

01/05/2013

Mayor Nutter signing bill for 10-year, non-removable batteries in smoke detectors. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

New Bill Requires 10-Year, Non-Removable Batteries For Smoke Detectors

Mayor Nutter has signed legislation requiring that homeowners who have older, battery-operated smoke alarms installed to replace the batteries.

10/14/2012

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Advocates For Poor Continue Opposition To Legalize, Regulate “Payday” Loans

Opponents say payday loans put borrowers in a debt trap.

09/23/2012

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