Pennsylvania Senate

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Pa. Senate Sends House A Bill That Would Pull Plug On Philadelphia’s New Sick Leave Law

The state Senate has sent the House a bill that would overturn Philadelphia’s new law, set to take effect next month, that would require business owners with at least ten employees to allow workers to earn paid sick leave.

04/14/2015

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Senate OKs Bill To Rename I-84 Exit After Slain Pa. Trooper

The Senate voted unanimously Monday to rename the Blooming Grove exit in Pike County for Cpl. Bryon Dickson. The bill now goes to the House.

04/13/2015

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Pennsylvania Senate Advances Proposed Constitutional Amendment On Charities

The Pennsylvania Senate has taken another step toward an amendment to the state constitution that would have the legislature, and not courts, decide which organizations qualify as charities and are thus exempt from certain taxes.

02/22/2015

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Drone Bills Pass The Pa. Senate

The sponsor of the bills says the legislation is prompted by sportsmen in Massachusetts who expressed concerns about drones being used to videotape legal hunting and fishing.

06/27/2014

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Wagner On Write-in Success: ‘People Are Tired Of This Old Party Establishment’

Dom Giordano talked to Scott Wagner, who won a special State Senate election in Pennsylvania’s 28th District as a write-in candidate.

03/20/2014

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Pa. Senate Vote Expected On Snow Day Relief, House Not So Sure

The Pennsylvania Senate this week is expected to vote on a bill to give relief to school districts struggling to make up school days lost to ice and snow, but House leaders say legislation may not be necessary.

03/18/2014

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Hearing On Pa. Medical Marijuana Bill Does Not Signal Support

The Senate Law and Justice Committee has scheduled a hearing for the last Tuesday of the month on a bill to allow marijuana use for medical purposes. The bill has seven co-sponsors, including one GOP Senator.

01/17/2014

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‘Revenge Porn’ Bill Readied In Pennsylvania Senate

The ACLU says legislation that would criminalize so-called “revenge porn” in Pennsylvania needs to balance the needs of victims with protection of free expression.

12/11/2013

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Pa. Senate Agrees To ‘Prevailing Wage’ Cutback in Transportation Funding Bill

And a higher speed limit would be in the offing, too.

11/20/2013

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Tavern Gambling Bill Heads To Senate

The Pennsylvania House has approved legislation that would allow for small games of chance in bars and taverns. The state Senate is expected to follow suit next week.

11/14/2013

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Pa. House Passes Prescription Drug Database Bill, Amid Privacy Concerns

Amid concerns about privacy, the state House has passed and sent the Senate a bill that would create a state database to monitor the dispensing and use of prescription drugs.

10/22/2013

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Pa. Lieutenant Governor Jim Cawley Hospitalized

A spokesman for Lt. Governor Jim Cawley said Monday night that his boss was being admitted for an overnight stay at a Harrisburg hospital as a precautionary measure, as he awaited the results of tests.

10/21/2013

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Source: Pennsylvania Lawmakers Make Progress On Liquor Talks

“Members were able to reach — I can’t say ‘agreement’ at this point — but there were good conversations.”

06/27/2013

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Nutter Bills Advance In State Senate As Clock Runs

Bills in the state legislature that are critical to Mayor Nutter’s initiatives were advanced by a state Senate committee yesterday but time is running out for action before lawmakers’ scheduled summer recess on Sunday.

06/26/2013

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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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