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Pennsylvania House Passes Abortion ‘Opt Out’ Bill

The state House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would have Pennsylvania “opt out” of coverage for most abortions under the new federal health care law, as it is allowed to do.

04/24/2013

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Pennsylvania House Resolution Would Authorize Study of Philadelphia Casino Revenues

A state House committee has given preliminary approval to a resolution that would authorize a study of how Philadelphia’s share of casino revenues should be spent.

04/10/2013

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Bills To Shut Down Phila. Traffic Court Get Pa. House Committee Hearing

One bill would start the process of amending the state constitution to formally eliminate Traffic Court; another would abolish it in all but name only.

03/22/2013

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett talks to reporters after Pa. House votes to pass liquor store privatization. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. House Passes Liquor Store Privatization; Hurdles Loom In Senate

It is the first time a liquor privatization bill has passed either chamber of the legislature. Opponents of the measure, mostly Democrats, predicted doom and gloom if the bill becomes law.

03/21/2013

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Pennsylvania House Passes Victim Advocate Parole Law

The state House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill to ensure that victims or their representatives have a voice when someone who committed a violent crime against them is up for parole.

03/20/2013

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Nutter Pleased with Harrisburg Vote, Ready To Move Ahead With AVI

Despite misgivings voiced by some state lawmakers, the state House has approved the Actual Value Initiative legislation and Governor Tom Corbett is expected to sign it.

10/18/2012

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Charter School Reform Bill Moving Through Harrisburg

The state House as soon as today could send Governor Corbett a bill reforming Pennsylvania’s charter schools law. The state Senate passed the measure last evening.

10/17/2012

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Pennsylvania Democrats Still Question Corbett’s Handling Of Sandusky Case

State House Republican leaders shut down yesterday’s session as Democrats tried to force a vote on a resolution calling for a federal probe of the way the Jerry Sandusky case was handled.

10/04/2012

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Crack Down On Illegal Gang Recruitment

The state Senate has passed and sent to the House a bill that would make it a crime to recruit members of violent crime gangs.

10/04/2012

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Pa. Senate Signs Off on Philadelphia Plan For Property Tax Overhaul

The new assessment system dubbed the Actual Value Initiative (“AVI”) will result in higher assessments, and that means the mayor and City Council will have to lower the millage rate significantly.

10/03/2012

Pennsylvania State Representative Todd Stephens attending a hearing on House Bill 2031. (Credit: Pa. Rep. Todd Stephens' Office)

Pa. Lawmaker Pushing For Tougher Penalties For Illegal Gun Owners

A Montgomery County lawmaker is pushing legislation designed to take guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them by putting them behind bars for a longer period of time.

08/20/2012

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Pennsylvania House Approves Red Light Camera Expansion

A bill to expand the use of red light cameras to catch traffic violators in Pennsylvania is on its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law.

07/01/2012

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PA House Majority Leader Causes Stir With Comments On Voter ID Law

House Majority Leader Mike Turzai has caused a stir with remarks about the controversial, recently-enacted voter photo ID law.

06/26/2012

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Liquor Privatization Bill Still Held Up In Pennsylvania House

The state House has recessed for the week without a much-anticipated vote on privatizing the sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania.

06/14/2012

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Pennsylvania House Passes Updated Wiretap Bill

The sponsor of the bill, House Judiciary Chairman Ron Marsico, a Harrisburg-area Republican, says the last time Pennsylvania’s wiretap law was updated was 1998.

06/14/2012

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