It appears that Republican leaders of the GOP-controlled state Senate are abandoning the idea of delaying the April 24th Pennsylvania primary as wrangling continues over the shape of new state House and Senate districts.
The Pennsylvania House and Senate could vote as soon as today on a compromise bill to regulate and impose fees on the natural gas drilling industry in the state.
It looks increasingly as if many of Governor Corbett’s ambitious agenda items will have to wait until next year if they are to get done.
The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania Senate says he’s considering a run for the United State Senate.
Both the Pennsylvania House and Senate have now passed different bills to regulate and impose fees on the state’s natural gas drilling industry.
The first of what are likely to be numerous bills resulting from the sensational Florida murder case that ended this week is already being worked up in the Pennsylvania Senate.
The ball appears to be in the state house’s court now that the senate has approved legislation that would address junior driver and distracted driver issues.
Though the state senate will not take a final vote on the bill until next week, the senate Wednesday approved an amendment that will require clinics that provide abortions after nine weeks to meet the same standards as ambulatory surgical facilities.
“Let’s ban text messaging – let’s make it a primary offense,” Allegheny county Democrat Jim Ferlo said.
One Senate bill is in response to the West Philadelphia abortion clinic horrors. Among its many provisions, that measure tightens policies regarding inspections, handling of complaints, and clinic reporting of “serious” events.
The state House Wednesday passed and sent to the governor a bill that would repeal a requirement that sprinklers be a part of new home construction.
As expected, the Pennsylvania Senate has approved Governor Corbett’s recall of Barbara Deeley’s nomination to serve as Philadelphia Sheriff.
A key state senator is proposing legislation to expand the use of DNA testing by law enforcement in Pennsylvania.
The speaker of the Pennsylvania House is preparing legislation aimed at reducing the size of the chamber.
The Pennsylvania House has passed and sent to the Senate two bills designed to strengthen the state’s Megan’s Law.