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Top Pa. GOP Senator Plans Medicaid Vote

Democrats in the legislature have vowed to try to force a vote on the expansion of Medicaid, something that Governor Corbett continues to resist.

06/21/2013

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Pa. House Leader Says Senate Liquor Bill Falls Short

Earlier this week, Senate Republican leaders took the wraps off their version of a liquor bill, one that provides no formula for shutting down state stores and selling off the state’s wholesale liquor operations.

06/21/2013

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Dom Speaks With Pa. Senator Chuck McIlhinney About Liquor Bill

WPHT’s Dom Giordano spoke with Pa. Senator Chuck McIlhinney on Wednesday as he unveiled the Senate’s version of the Liquor Bill.

06/19/2013

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Pennsylvania Senate Republicans Unveil Liquor Reform Proposal

The proposal from Bucks County Republican Chuck McIlhinney is different than the House version in major ways.

06/19/2013

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Pa. House To Vote On Abolishing Philadelphia Traffic Court

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.

06/04/2013

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Pa. House Passes Bill To Close ‘Delaware Loophole’ For Business Taxes

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.

05/07/2013

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Legislation Aims To Give Life To Defibrillators In Public Schools

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.

02/20/2013

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Pennsylvania Senate Approves Tougher Penalties For Straw Purchases

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.

10/18/2012

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Pa. Senate Signs Off on Philadelphia Plan For Property Tax Overhaul

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.

10/03/2012

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PA Senate Passes Bill Making For Tougher Arson Laws

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.

10/02/2012

Pennsylvania State Representative Todd Stephens attending a hearing on House Bill 2031. (Credit: Pa. Rep. Todd Stephens' Office)

Pa. Lawmaker Pushing For Tougher Penalties For Illegal Gun Owners

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.

08/20/2012

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Pennsylvania Senate Sends Governor Corbett Prison Reform Bill

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett was expected to sign a bill heading for his desk that would overhaul the state’s corrections system.

06/26/2012

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Advocates Push For Expansion Of Red Light Camera Bill

“There are more than 2,500 communities in Pennsylvania, but only one of them can use this technology?”

06/13/2012

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New Pa. Legislative District Map Approved

For the second time in six months, the panel that redraws state House and Senate districts has given final approval to a new map.

06/09/2012

It appears this artist's rendition of the Foxwoods facility in Philadelphia won't become a reality anytime soon.

Foxwoods Casino License In Limbo

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.

05/31/2012

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