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(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Senate OKs Bill To Ban Cash Gifts to Legislators; House Future Uncertain

The bill passed by the state senate would make it felony to accept cash gifts over $250. Under $250, it would be a misdemeanor.


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Failure Of Agenda Another Setback For Corbett

The failure of Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s agenda in the final weeks of the legislature’s spring session is another setback for a governor heading toward an election year with abysmal poll numbers.


(Kelley Hodge is the School District of Philadelphia's safety watchdog.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Part 2: Voice For The Victims

If kids don’t feel safe, they’re not going to learn. But now the victims of assaults in Philadelphia schools have someone going to bat for them.


(Mayor Nutter and KYW's Mike Dunn during a previous edition of "Ask The Mayor.")

Nutter Adapts To Harrisburg’s New Political Landscape

Mayor Nutter says he’ll work with new leadership in the Pennsylvania House to preserve the flow of cash now that State Rep. Dwight Evans of Oak Lane has lost his leadership post in the vital House Appropriations Committee.


Former Pa. Legislator Stetler Will Face Corruption Trial

After a preliminary hearing today, a district judge has ruled that there is enough evidence to try a former Pennsylvania state lawmaker, who is also a former Rendell cabinet secretary, on corruption charges.


Gov. Rendell Hopeful for Remainder of Budget Legislation

by KYW’s Tony Romeo Governor Rendell says a dispute that is preventing him from signing the newly passed state budget is “serious,” but he also says he’s hopeful that the dispute will be resolved. And […]


Rendell May Not Sign New Pa. Budget

by KYW’s Tony Romeo Governor Rendell says he won’t likely sign Pennsylvania’s new budget until Tuesday — if at all.


Pa. Legislature Approves Budget Before Deadline

by KYW’s Tony Romeo A rare occurrence for Governor Rendell, in his final year in office: a completed Pennsylvania budget on the way to his desk before the stroke of midnight on June 30th, the end of […]


Pa. State Senate Approves New State Budget

by KYW’s Tony Romeo The Pennsylvania Senate this afternoon passed a new state budget.  It’ll now be up to the House to act if there’s to be a budget on the governor’s desk by the […]


Pa. Lawmakers Presses for Strong Oversight of Teen Drivers

by KYW’s Tony Romeo The chairman of the Pennsylvania House Transportation Committee says he will ask the House to reject a watered-down teen driving bill and set up a conference committee to find a compromise […]


Pa. House Bill Addresses Cancer in Firefighters

by KYW’s Michelle Durham There’s a bill in the Pennsylvania State Senate that would presume a fire fighter (current or retired), if later diagnosed with cancer, that they were exposed to elements on the job […]