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House Panel Gets Earful On Hearing Regarding Single-Family Homes As College Student Rentals

A 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.

07/20/2015

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Budget Marathon Continues At PA Capitol

The GOP-controlled House voted on Saturday to send a Republican-drafted budget to the Senate, which is expected to vote on it Tuesday.

06/29/2015

(Surrounded by family members and a few fellow councilmen, Ed Neilson, at left in dark suit, takes the oath of office of City Council.  Photo by Mike Dunn)

After Primary Loss, Neilson Will Resign Council To Run For State House

It 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.

06/19/2015

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Pa. House Approves Increasing 911 Phone Bill Fee To $1.65

Pennsylvanians 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.

05/04/2015

(Pa. state rep. Stan Saylor speaks to members of the House Finance Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. House Republicans Still Tweaking Their Rival Plan For Statewide Property Tax Relief

Stan 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.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

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Pa. Lawmakers Hold Philadelphia Hearing On Medical Marijuana Legalization

Opinions differed among experts on whether the Pennsylvania legislature should join 23 other states in approving marijuana for medical use.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/24/2015

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Pa. Lawmakers Tighten Teacher Background Checks

The 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.

10/15/2014

(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

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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

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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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