The state House today is expected to vote on legislation intended to abolish Philadelphia’s corruption-plagued Traffic Court. The legislation has already sailed through the state Senate.
Supporters say the bill would offset a reduction in corporate net income tax rates by cracking down on companies that have headquarters or subsidiaries in Delaware and use that state’s tax-friendly policies to avoid paying Pennsylvania levies.
A bill is being introduced in the Pennsylvania Senate that would require an automated external defibrillator in all public school buildings in the Keystone state.
Governor Corbett is expected to sign a bill on the way to his desk that will create tougher penalties for people who illegally buy guns for criminals.
The new assessment system dubbed the Actual Value Initiative (“AVI”) will result in higher assessments, and that means the mayor and City Council will have to lower the millage rate significantly.
A bill that would strengthen Pennsylvania’s arson laws – spurred by a string of arson fires that plagued Coatesville several years ago – has cleared the Pennsylvania Senate.
A Montgomery County lawmaker is pushing legislation designed to take guns out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have them by putting them behind bars for a longer period of time.
Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was expected to sign a bill heading for his desk that would overhaul the state’s corrections system.
“There are more than 2,500 communities in Pennsylvania, but only one of them can use this technology?”
For the second time in six months, the panel that redraws state House and Senate districts has given final approval to a new map.
The status of the Philadelphia casino license formerly held by Foxwoods is in limbo now that the Senate majority leader is signaling that the legislature will not decide the future of the license anytime soon.
With the state’s revenue picture improving, the state senate’s budget plan would restore all of the governor’s proposed cuts to higher education and about half of his proposed cuts for county-run human services programs.
With the state’s revenue picture improving, the Senate is expected to approve a budget plan that would restore the governor’s proposed cuts for state-owned universities and three state-related schools, Temple, Pitt and Penn State in exchange for a pledge from the heads of those schools to keep tuition hikes at or below the rate of inflation.
Despite optimism from the chairman of the state House Transportation Committee, the prospects for legislation that will extend Philadelphia’s red light camera program remain in doubt.
Prompted by large buyouts for school superintendents in Philadelphia and several other districts, the state Senate has passed and sent to the House legislation that would place new restrictions on contracts with top school administrators.