Pennsylvania State Senate
The plan from the Philadelphia Democrats would generate $300 million for schools statewide, including $90 million more for Philadelphia.
Okayed in the State Senate and now heading to the governor were two key measures, sought by the mayor and City Council, stemming from AVI.
The state Senate has sent the House a bill that would allow Pennsylvania residents to register on-line to vote.
Kathleen Kane is asking for a budget increase to battle child predators and Mexican drug cartels, which she says are more violent than the better-known Colombian cartels.
As the state House prepares to take up liquor privatization, the top Republican in the Senate says he remains concerned that the issue of modernizing liquor sales doesn’t get lost in the process.
A long-powerful Pennsylvania senator has been re-sentenced to 61 months in prison in a sprawling corruption case, up from 55 months.
Fifteen states have moved to block Real ID. The bill now moves to the state House.
The divisive issue of school vouchers took center stage on Tuesday at a hearing in Northeast Philadelphia.
The House and Senate have now each passed bills with similar but slightly different language that would change the current state law that holds that a defendant deemed only 1-percent liable in a case involving multiple defendants could be required to pay 100-percent of the judgment.
A federal appeals court today will hear arguments on the government’s appeal of the 55 month sentence for convicted former state senator Vince Fumo. The government contends the trial judge erred in sentencing way below federal guidelines.
It appears Governor Tom Corbett and a top Senator of his own party are at odds over what to do with a surplus in the current fiscal year now at $500 million and counting.
A highly anticipated state senate vote on a school tuition voucher bill has been postponed for at least several weeks.
The bill passed by the house on Tuesday has identical language to a bill passed by the Senate, but it’s technically a different bill, so it won’t be sent to the governor’s desk.
State senators are promising they will try to reduce funding cuts proposed for Cheyney, West Chester and Pennsylvania’s 12 other state-owned universities.
Dr. Eli Avila, tapped by Governor Corbett to head the state Health Department, says he will play a personal role in changing the mindset of his agency, which had virtually abdicated its duty to regulate Pennsylvania abortion clinics.