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Pennsylvania House

(State rep. Bill Adolph, chairman, speaks during a meeting of the Pa. House Appropriations Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

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.

06/24/2014

Clayton’s Hunting and Fishing in Horsham. (credit: Michelle Durham)

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.

06/03/2014

The nation's motto "In God We Trust", seen here on the back of a $5 bill. (credit: Mike Dougherty)

Pa. House Advances ‘In God We Trust’ Bill

The 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.

06/03/2014

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Pa. Lawmakers Move To Codify Legal Uses For Electronic Welfare Cards

It 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.

06/02/2014

(Democratic members and staffers walk out of a hearing of the Pennsylvania House State Government Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

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.

05/06/2014

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Reacting to Aborted Corruption Sting, Pa. House Bans Most Cash Gifts To Members

The Pennsylvania House is banning cash gifts except those from family members or non-lobbyist friends in circumstances where the motivation was clearly personal.

04/02/2014

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PA House Approves Removing Labor Dispute Exemption From Anti-Harassment Law

Allegations of violence by union members have fueled action in the state House on a bill to eliminate an exemption from the state’s anti-harassment law for people involved in labor disputes.

03/16/2014

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Pa. House Passes Bill To Stop Punishment Of Repeat 911 Callers

The Pennsylvania House has sent the Senate a bill that would prevent municipalities from punishing crime victims or people in need of emergency services who are involved in multiple calls for assistance.

01/15/2014

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Pennsylvania House Set For Final Vote On Transportation Funding Bill

The stage is now set for a final vote on major new funding for roads, bridges and mass transit after the state Senate approved a bill yesterday.

11/21/2013

SEPTA previously said that without adequate funding, its Media-Elwyn line would be eliminated by 2015. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Boss Urging Pa. Lawmakers To Try Again On Transit Funding Deal

SEPTA leaders haven’t given up hope the state House will pass a transportation funding bill this session.

11/19/2013

Ed Rendell.   File photo by Chris Kleponis/ Getty Images)

Rendell Criticizes Dems In Pa. House For Abandoning Transport Funding Bill

Transportation funding was one of Rendell’s biggest initiatives and biggest frustrations during his eight years as governor.

11/19/2013

SEPTA's Swarthmore Regional Rail station. (Credit: Jim Melwert)

SEPTA Riders Concerned About Pa. House’s Failed Vote On Transportation Funding

For most commuters who rely on SEPTA’s Media/Elwyn Regional Rail line, word of a failed house vote on transportation funding is concerning, as SEPTA has said it would have to stop service on this line in 2015 without additional funding.

11/19/2013

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. House Passes Prescription Drug Database Bill, Amid Privacy Concerns

Amid concerns about privacy, the state House has passed and sent the Senate a bill that would create a state database to monitor the dispensing and use of prescription drugs.

10/22/2013

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Hint at Compromise Transportation Funding Package in Pa. Legislature

A key legislative staffer involved in negotiations over a transportation funding bill says he’s optimistic a bipartisan compromise will be ready for a vote next week in the Pennsylvania House.

10/18/2013

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Renewed Effort To Replace School Property Taxes Rejected

The Pennsylvania House Tuesday night shot down the latest effort to pass legislation that would eliminate school property taxes by increasing sales and personal income taxes.

10/02/2013

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