House Panel Gets Earful On Hearing Regarding Single-Family Homes As College Student RentalsA Pennsylvania House panel got an earful while conducting a hearing in West Chester on proposed legislation to preempt local ordinances that restrict the use of single-family homes as college student rentals.
Budget Marathon Continues At PA CapitolThe GOP-controlled House voted on Saturday to send a Republican-drafted budget to the Senate, which is expected to vote on it Tuesday.
After Primary Loss, Neilson Will Resign Council To Run For State HouseIt was in August of last year that Ed Neilson was sworn in to City Council, to fill the seat made vacant by the resignation of Bill Green.
Pa. House Approves Increasing 911 Phone Bill Fee To $1.65Pennsylvanians may soon be paying a larger monthly fee on their phone bills following state House passage on Monday of a measure designed to help counties fund their 911 emergency communications centers.
Pa. House Republicans Still Tweaking Their Rival Plan For Statewide Property Tax ReliefStan Saylor (R-York County) told the committe that the GOP property tax relief plan, like Gov. Wolf’s plan, would reduce but not eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania.
Pa. Lawmakers Hold Philadelphia Hearing On Medical Marijuana LegalizationOpinions differed among experts on whether the Pennsylvania legislature should join 23 other states in approving marijuana for medical use.
Pa. Lawmakers Tighten Teacher Background ChecksThe House voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would require schools and their contractors to conduct the checks before offering jobs to anyone who has direct contact with students.
House Version of Pa. Budget to Incorporate Liquor Store Privatization In an apparent effort to light a fire under the feet of their counterparts in the state senate, a committee in the Pennsylvania House has advanced a new state budget partially funded by revenues from the sale of liquor retailing licenses.
Philadelphia Lawmaker Rails Against Official ‘State Firearm’The state House overwhelmingly approved an amendment that would declare the Pennsylvania long rifle the official firearm of the Commonwealth.
Pa. House Advances ‘In God We Trust’ BillThe bill, which allows the posting of “In God We Trust” and the Bill of Rights in schools, was previously amended by the House to eliminate language that had required schools to display the national motto.
Pa. Lawmakers Move To Codify Legal Uses For Electronic Welfare CardsIt is already the current policy of the state's Department of Public Welfare to prohibit the use electronic benefits transfer cards for tobacco and alcohol, and to prohibit their use in casinos or adult entertainment establishments.
Pa. House Democrats, Republicans Tussle Over Attorney-General Hearing A GOP-orchestrated committee hearing on the possible impeachment of state attorney general Kathleen Kane proceeded despite a walkout by Democratic members and staffers.