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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
House Majority Leader Mike Turzai has caused a stir with remarks about the controversial, recently-enacted voter photo ID law.
The state House has recessed for the week without a much-anticipated vote on privatizing the sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania.
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.