Pennsylvania Senate

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Governor Wolf Vetoes Entire Pa. Budget

Pennsylvania will start the new budget year without a spending plan. For the first time in decades, the governor will veto the entire budget sent to his desk.

06/30/2015

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Budget Marathon Continues At PA Capitol

The GOP-controlled House voted on Saturday to send a Republican-drafted budget to the Senate, which is expected to vote on it Tuesday.

06/29/2015

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Pa. Senate Votes To Increase 911 Phone Surcharge

The state Senate has approved a bill to reauthorize and increase the state’s 911 surcharge on phone service.

06/17/2015

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Pennsylvania Senate Approves Higher 911 Fees On Phone Bills

The Pennsylvania Senate unanimously approved a measure Tuesday to impose up to an additional 65 cents per phone line and an extra $52 per household to help counties pay for the growing cost of their 911 emergency communications centers.

06/16/2015

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Pennsylvania Senate Passes Medical Marijuana Bill

State senators voted Tuesday for a second time to send legislation to legalize medical marijuana to the House of Representatives, where the GOP majority has held hearings but otherwise given no certain signs of support.

05/13/2015

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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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