Pennsylvania State Senate

File Photo (Pa. state senate majority leader Dominic Pileggi, credit: Tony Romeo)

Sen. Wagner On Republican Majority Leader Pileggi: ‘He Is Not Capable Of Leading The Party’

State Senator Scott Wagner spoke with both Chris Stigall and Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about a letter he sent to Republican Majority Leader Dominic Pileggi questioning his leadership and relationship with unions.

10/01/2014

(Members of Philadelphia's Democratic caucus in the Pa. State Senate.  Photo by Mike DeNardo)

Pa. State Senate Dems Propose $300M Fix For Education Statewide

The plan from the Philadelphia Democrats would generate $300 million for schools statewide, including $90 million more for Philadelphia.

01/30/2014

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State Senate Approves Tax Measures Sought By Mayor Nutter

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.

11/21/2013

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Bill To Allow For On-Line Voter Registration In Pennsylvania Clears The State Senate

The state Senate has sent the House a bill that would allow Pennsylvania residents to register on-line to vote.

04/17/2013

Pa. attorney general Kathleen Kane, right, (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Attorney General Says No-Increase Budget Will Put State At Risk

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.

02/20/2013

State Senate Leader: If Pa. Liquor Stores Aren’t Privatized, They Should Be Modernized

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.

05/28/2012

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Ex-Pa. State Senator Re-Sentenced To 61 Months

A long-powerful Pennsylvania senator has been re-sentenced to 61 months in prison in a sprawling corruption case, up from 55 months.

11/10/2011

Pennsylvania State Senate Passes Bill To Reject Fed’s ‘Real ID’ Act

Fifteen states have moved to block Real ID. The bill now moves to the state House.

10/18/2011

(Today's hearing by the Democratic Policy Committee of the Pennsylvania State Senate, at Community College of Philadelphia.  Credit: Mike DeNardo

Pennsylvania Legislators, In Philadelphia, Weigh School Voucher Programs

The divisive issue of school vouchers took center stage on Tuesday at a hearing in Northeast Philadelphia.

08/02/2011

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Pennsylvania Senate Passes Bill To Shake Up Lawsuit Liability Rules

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.

06/22/2011

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Federal Appeals Court To Hear Arguments On Length Of Fumo’s Sentence

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.

05/25/2011

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Tom Corbett, Dominic Pileggi Disagree On How To Use Budget Surplus

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.

05/05/2011

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Vote On Pennsylvania School Voucher Bill Delayed

A highly anticipated state senate vote on a school tuition voucher bill has been postponed for at least several weeks.

04/13/2011

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Pennsylvania House Passes ‘Castle Doctrine’ Bill

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.

04/13/2011

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Pa. Senators Vow To Soften Budget Blow To State Universities

State senators are promising they will try to reduce funding cuts proposed for Cheyney, West Chester and Pennsylvania’s 12 other state-owned universities.

03/24/2011

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