Key PA Senator: Won't Be Rushed On Child Sex Abuse BillThe chairman of a key state Senate committee says he’s aiming for a vote next month on a House bill that would give child sex abuse victims more time to seek justice, but also insists he won’t be rushed.
Democratic Party Splits In Senate, Attorney General RacesThe tone was set early in Saturday's process when party members rejected chairman Marcel Groen's call to support an open primary, rather than taking the endorsement votes. In floor comments challenging Groen's motion, former chairman Jim Burn said the timing of Groen's motion "calls into question the motivation" to do it.
House Speaker Raises Possibility Of Budget Veto OverrideSpeaking at Harrisburg’s monthly Press Club luncheon, Allegheny County Republican Mike Turzai, the speaker of the state House, continued to defend the GOP-passed budget vetoed by the governor.
Pa. Senate Tackles Liquor BillWith less than two weeks before the legislature’s scheduled summer recess, Republican leaders in the GOP-controlled state Senate have taken the wraps off their proposal to reform liquor sales in Pennsylvania.