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Pennsylvania Senators Mull Civil Forfeiture ReformsA state Senate committee Tuesday tackled the issue of reforming the law that allows authorities to take and keep property suspected of being used in certain crimes.
Governor Wolf Vetoes Entire Pa. BudgetPennsylvania 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.
Budget Marathon Continues At PA CapitolThe GOP-controlled House voted on Saturday to send a Republican-drafted budget to the Senate, which is expected to vote on it Tuesday.
Pa. Senate Votes To Increase 911 Phone SurchargeThe state Senate has approved a bill to reauthorize and increase the state’s 911 surcharge on phone service.
Pennsylvania Senate Approves Higher 911 Fees On Phone BillsThe 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.
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.
Pa. Senate Sends House A Bill That Would Pull Plug On Philadelphia’s New Sick Leave LawThe 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.
Senate OKs Bill To Rename I-84 Exit After Slain Pa. TrooperThe Senate voted unanimously Monday to rename the Blooming Grove exit in Pike County for Cpl. Bryon Dickson. The bill now goes to the House.
Pennsylvania Senate Advances Proposed Constitutional Amendment On CharitiesThe 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.
Drone Bills Pass The Pa. SenateThe 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.
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.
Pa. Senate Vote Expected On Snow Day Relief, House Not So SureThe 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.
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