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An Uncertain Future For Philadelphia Red Light Cameras

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.


(Dr. Arlene Ackerman, when she ran the Philadelphia school district.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

After Ackerman Buyout, Pa. Senate Passes New School Admin. Contract Rules

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.


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Chris laments he didn’t win the Mega Millions jackpot. He talks to Jeff Roe and Mark Greenbaum on the Monday Morning Matchup about the latest in the Republican Primary and to Phillies Manager Charlie Manuel to preview the opening week of the season.

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Will Tackle Liquor Privitization Later This Spring

The spokesman for the state House majority leader says the chamber will likely tackle the issue of privatizing liquor sales later this spring.



Former Pa. Senate Leader Faces Charges Of Misusing Taxpayer Money For Political Purposes

Yet another prominent Pennsylvania political figure is facing charges of misusing taxpayer resources for political purposes.


members of Legislative Reapportionment Commission confer in Harrisburg. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania GOP May Ditch The Idea Of A Delayed April Primary

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.


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Drilling Bill Poised For Vote Today In Pa. Legislature

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.


(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett, at the Pennsylvania Press Club in Harrisburg on November 21st.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Clock Is Ticking For Corbett’s Agenda

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.


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Pileggi Mulling US Senate Bid

The Republican leader of the Pennsylvania Senate says he’s considering a run for the United State Senate.


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Pennsylvania House And Senate Pass Natural Gas Drilling Regulation Bills

Both the Pennsylvania House and Senate have now passed different bills to regulate and impose fees on the state’s natural gas drilling industry.


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Casey Anthony Case Prompts Legislative Proposals In Pennsylvania Senate

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.


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Distracted Driving Bill Moves To Pa. House After Passing In 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.



Pennsylvania House And Senate Show Support For Changes In Abortion Laws

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.



Pennsylvania Senate Gets Tougher On Texting While Driving

“Let’s ban text messaging – let’s make it a primary offense,” Allegheny county Democrat Jim Ferlo said.


Pa. Senate Set To Take Up Pair Of Abortion Bills

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.