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Pennsylvania House

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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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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

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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

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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

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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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No Legislative Breakthroughs As Pa. Lawmakers Prepare For Summer Recess

There were no breakthroughs on major issues Tuesday as Pennsylvania lawmakers get closer to their summer recess scheduled for Sunday.

06/26/2013

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Pa. House Leader Says Senate Liquor Bill Falls Short

Earlier this week, Senate Republican leaders took the wraps off their version of a liquor bill, one that provides no formula for shutting down state stores and selling off the state’s wholesale liquor operations.

06/21/2013

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Pennsylvania Senate Republicans Unveil Liquor Reform Proposal

The proposal from Bucks County Republican Chuck McIlhinney is different than the House version in major ways.

06/19/2013

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Pa. House To Vote On Abolishing Philadelphia Traffic Court

The state House today is expected to vote on legislation intended to abolish Philadelphia’s corruption-plagued Traffic Court. The legislation has already sailed through the state Senate.

06/04/2013

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Pa. House Passes Bill To Close ‘Delaware Loophole’ For Business Taxes

Supporters say the bill would offset a reduction in corporate net income tax rates by cracking down on companies that have headquarters or subsidiaries in Delaware and use that state’s tax-friendly policies to avoid paying Pennsylvania levies.

05/07/2013

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