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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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Advocates Push For Expansion Of Red Light Camera Bill

“There are more than 2,500 communities in Pennsylvania, but only one of them can use this technology?”

06/13/2012

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Debate On Liquor Store Privatization Bill To Resume Today

The House Monday night began debating the proposal by Majority Leader Mike Turzai, an Allegheny County Republican, that would give Pennsylvania beer distributors right of first refusal for 1,600 retail licenses for wine and spirits sales that would be available.

06/12/2012

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Historic Vote On Pa. Liquor Store Privatization Planned This Week

The state House majority leader is promising a historic vote this week on one of the most controversial issues of the past several decades: a proposal to have private business sell liquor in Pennsylvania.

06/11/2012

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New Pa. Legislative District Map Approved

For the second time in six months, the panel that redraws state House and Senate districts has given final approval to a new map.

06/09/2012

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Pennsylvania House Passes Payday Loans Bill

The state House has passed a bill that would regulate so-called “payday” loans over the objections of members who say the legislation will make the problem worse.

06/07/2012

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Foxwoods Casino License In Limbo

The status of the Philadelphia casino license formerly held by Foxwoods is in limbo now that the Senate majority leader is signaling that the legislature will not decide the future of the license anytime soon.

05/31/2012

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Make Another Attempt To Cut Planned Parenthood Funding

Republican Daryl Metcalfe of Butler County, the sponsor of the legislation, says funding for women’s health services would not be reduced, but reallocated. “Taxpayers should not be forced to subsidize abortionists and their facilities.”

05/24/2012

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Pennsylvania House Passes Harsher Gun Penalties For Convicted Felons

The state House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would create tougher penalties for convicted felons who are caught carrying guns.

05/24/2012

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Pennsylvania House Passes Bill To Allow Tax-Free Airplane Purchases & Repairs

The state House has passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would have Pennsylvania join several other states that extend sales tax exemptions to airplane purchases and maintenance costs.

05/23/2012

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