Pennsylvania House Kills Pension Bill, Leaving Budget Deal In TattersThe state House voted 149 to 52 on Saturday against the proposal to put newly hired teachers and state workers into a hybrid system made up of a traditional pension along with a 401(k)-style benefit.
Pennsylvania House Passes Bill On Cyber BullyingA bill creating the offense of cyber harassment of a child in Pennsylvania has the overwhelming approval of the state House of Representatives.
State House Set To Vote On Cigarette Tax To Fund Philly Schools The Pennsylvania House is expected to vote today on a proposal to raise new money for the Philadelphia School District -- a measure the school district repeats is badly needed.
Tavern Gambling Bill Heads To SenateThe Pennsylvania House has approved legislation that would allow for small games of chance in bars and taverns. The state Senate is expected to follow suit next week.
PA House Speaker Renews Effort To Reduce Size Of ChamberIn the name of making the 203-member House more efficient, Speaker Sam Smith wants to reduce the chamber by about a fourth, to 153 members.
Minds Change Over Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Ban 17 Years On The amendment came to the floor of the Pennsylvania House of Representatives almost two decades ago as distracted lawmakers — wearied from a long day of floor debate and votes — got a jolt from the House speaker.
Pennsylvania Senate Passes Bill To Shake Up Lawsuit Liability RulesThe House and Senate have now each passed bills with similar but slightly different language that would change the current state law that holds that a defendant deemed only 1-percent liable in a case involving multiple defendants could be required to pay 100-percent of the judgment.
Distracted Driving Bill Moves To Pa. House After Passing In SenateThe ball appears to be in the state house’s court now that the senate has approved legislation that would address junior driver and distracted driver issues.
Pennsylvania House And Senate Show Support For Changes In Abortion LawsThough the state senate will not take a final vote on the bill until next week, the senate Wednesday approved an amendment that will require clinics that provide abortions after nine weeks to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical facilities.
Pennsylvania Representative Cherelle Parker Charged With DUIPolice allege an officer observed her driving the wrong way along the 5800 block of Baynton Street, which is a one way thoroughfare in Germantown.
Corbett: Cutting Down On Welfare Fraud Could Provide Some Budget ReliefPennsylvania House Republicans have rolled out their plan to crack down on fraud and abuse in the state’s welfare programs.
New Pennsylvania Sprinkler Law On Verge Of RepealA new law that requires sprinklers to be included in new homes built in Pennsylvania is on the verge of being repealed.