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.
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.
The spokesman for the state House majority leader says the chamber will likely tackle the issue of privatizing liquor sales later this spring.
Yet another prominent Pennsylvania political figure is facing charges of misusing taxpayer resources for political purposes.
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.