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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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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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