NOW LIVE: Eyewitness News

Scott Petri

(credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Pa. Landlords Seek Power To Clear Tenant Belongings Without Court Order

A compromise landlord-tenant law that took five years to negotiate is under siege, just over a year after it passed.


(Gov. Corbett signs child abuse legislation in Mechanicsburg, Pa.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Signs New Child Abuse Legislation

One of those bills, considered by many to be the centerpiece of the package, clarifies the definition of child abuse, which sponsor Scott Petri (R-Bucks) says has heretofore been weak.


(credit: Thinkstock)

Renewed Effort To Replace School Property Taxes Rejected

The Pennsylvania House Tuesday night shot down the latest effort to pass legislation that would eliminate school property taxes by increasing sales and personal income taxes.


(Rep. Scott Petri testifies before the Pa. House Children & Youth Committee.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Legislators Move To Tighten Child Abuse Laws in Wake of Sandusky Scandal

Rep. Scott Petri (R-Bucks County) is the sponsor of one the bills that got committee approval, a measure providing a definition of child abuse.



Series Of Liquor Control Hearings Begin In Harrisburg

“We’ve got to move into the 21st century and you’ve got to modernize,” Majority Leader Mike Turzai says. “And we’re trying to do the best we can, in our proposal, in balancing competing interests.”


food stamps AP

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Continue Debate Over Sweeping Reforms To Welfare System

Republicans pushed for the administrative changes to the welfare system in the belief that there are hundreds of millions of dollars in efficiencies that can be found. But Democrats are worried.