Former Pennsylvania House speaker John Perzel has been paroled from prison after serving nearly two years on a corruption conviction.
Some have questioned why Pennsylvania Turnpike authorities lifted speed restrictions on the morning of the chain-reaction series of crashes.
“There is not one business in this room that would operate that way,” he told the business leaders.
Rep. Sam Smith, a Republican from Punxsutawney, indicates he will step down at the end of the current session, in November, after four years as speaker.
Pennsylvania law requires elementary and secondary schools to hold 180 days of classes. Many districts are struggling to fit them in after being closed for so many snow days.
State representative Brendan Boyle (D-Phila.) says a mandatory Holocaust curriculum is needed because of the growing notion that the Holocaust was a hoax.
State representative Jose “JP” Miranda and his sister, Michelle Wilson, are charged with criminal conspiracy, perjury, and conflict of interest.
The proposed law would make it a crime to expose sexually explicit images of an “intimate partner” to a third party for the intent of harassment.
The 2013 Pennsylvania legislature has passed 10 new laws that increase the protection of our children..
“If I were the speaker (of the Pennsylvania House), I would refer the bill to another committee,” Sen. Daylin Leach said today. “There is no law that requires this to be referred to the state government committee.”
The tax rises 9.5 cents today, then another 9.5 cents in 2015.
The group Penn Environment says the decision will give local government more power over where fracking can — and cannot — occur in their communities.
City Council gets a C-minus. And the state legislature gets a “D” in a report card from a coalition of groups led by Public Citizens for Children and Youth.
State representative Brian Simms applauds the governor’s announcement — even if it appears to be a move to gain support for reëlection.
The state House has approved bills that could lead to an amendment to the state Constitution that would reduce the membership of the state House and Senate by about a fourth.