Much of the world views dogs as trusted companions, but in some parts of Asia they are on the menu and considered a common dish or even a delicacy.
And a higher speed limit would be in the offing, too.
SEPTA leaders haven’t given up hope the state House will pass a transportation funding bill this session.
Transportation funding was one of Rendell’s biggest initiatives and biggest frustrations during his eight years as governor.
Josh First, a sportsman and self-described conservative, says if the aim of the bill is to pave the way for natural gas extraction or other business activities, it will not work.
The Pennsylvania House is looking into closing what some consider a loophole in the way hotel occupancy taxes are collected, allowing online travel companies to keep more of the money.
There’s nothing right now that indicates tolling the road is imminent, but Pennsylvania state representative Mike Vereb wants to shut the door before that discussion heats up again.
The governor is urging voters to contact their legislators and make known their desire for passage of a transportation funding bill.
Gov. Corbett said the change allowing doctors to offer condolences will improve the relationship between patients and their health care providers.
The speaker of the Pennsylvania House now says a vote on legislation to raise new funds for roads, bridges, and mass transit won’t happen until next month at the earliest.
Pennsylvania state senator Andy Dinniman (D-Chesco) is backing several measures that would toughen laws against harming pets and one that would allow “therapy” dogs on public transit.
Krabbe Disease, which robs its victims of motor skills, is not curable, but advocates say early detection and treatment is critical for newborn babies.
A key legislative staffer involved in negotiations over a transportation funding bill says he’s optimistic a bipartisan compromise will be ready for a vote next week in the Pennsylvania House.
Mayor Nutter wants Gov. Corbett’s funding plan implemented. City Council president Darrell Clarke and fellow councilmembers want vacant school properties sold off.
State budget secretary Charles Zogby, in a statement, said concessions from the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers must be negotiated before that cash is released.