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A one-ounce bag of medicinal marijuana is displayed at the Berkeley Patients Group in Berkeley, California. (Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PA Senate Vote On Authorizing Medical Marijuana Expected Today

The state Senate today is expected to take what could be a historic vote on a bill to authorize the use of medical marijuana in Pennsylvania.

09/24/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

After A Summer Of Uncertainty, Philadelphia School Leaders Exhale Over Passage Of Cigarette Tax

Relief. That’s the reaction from Philadelphia school officials at word the Senate has passed the long-awaited cigarette tax.

09/23/2014

School District of Philadelphia. (credit: Steve Patterson)

Senate OKs Philadelphia Schools Cigarette Tax Measure

After hanging in limbo all summer long, the state Senate – on the first day of fall – has finally sent a bill to Governor Tom Corbett that will authorize a $2 per pack tax on cigarettes to raise desperately need cash for Philadelphia schools.

09/23/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

House Signs Off On Philadelphia Cigarette Tax Measure

All eyes shift to the state Senate after the House late this afternoon once again approved a bill to authorize a cigarette tax to raise badly needed cash for Philadelphia schools.

09/22/2014

Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera was among several bill sponsors to speak Monday, September 15, 2014 before fellow lawmakers unanimously passed 6 domestic violence measures. (credit: CBS3)

NJ Lawmakers Approve 6 Domestic Violence Bills

“We must end this violence, we must end the cycle of domestic violence,” said Assemblywoman Gabriela Mosquera who brought chit chat on the Assembly floor to a sudden stop when she revealed her mother was the victim of domestic violence.

09/15/2014

File Photo of Cory Booker. (Credit: Spencer Platt/ Getty Images)

Poll: Bell Trails Booker In NJ Senate Race

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker leads Republican Jeff Bell 42 to 29 percent among registered voters surveyed in the Fairleigh Dickinson PublicMind Poll released Wednesday. Twenty-seven percent are undecided.

09/10/2014

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Toomey: Pres. Obama And Democrats Orchestrating Political Stalemate

Chris Stigall talked to Senator Pat Toomey on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about the gridlock in Washington and what he thinks needs to happen in order to reverse course.

07/03/2014

Mayor Michael Nutter. (File Photo by Tony Romeo)

After Battle, Pa. House OKs Philadelphia Cigarette Tax

In a major breakthrough for city and school district officials, the state House Wednesday night passed a bill that would authorize a cigarette tax to help close the Philadelphia school district’s deficit.

07/02/2014

(File photo of the Pennsylvania capitol dome in Harrisburg.  Credit: KYW Newsradio)

Pa. House OKs Bill Naming State’s Official Firearm

A weapon that helped early Pennsylvania settlers survive and prosper is closer to being designated the state’s official firearm after a vote in the Legislature.

06/04/2014

General Motors CEO Mary Barra testifies before the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill, April 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. (Photo credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Senators Accuse GM Of Covering Up Defective Switch

Members of a Senate subcommittee accused General Motors of trying to cover up problems with an ignition switch that is now tied to 13 deaths.

04/07/2014

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 08: Senior counsel to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Debo Adegbile testifies during his confirmation hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee January 8, 2014 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Adegbile has been nominated by President Barack Obama to become the next Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the Department of Justice. (Credit: Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Blocks Adegbile From Civil Rights Post

Several Democrats, including Pennsylvania’s Bob Casey and Delaware’s Chris Coons, joined Republicans in the Senate Wednesday afternoon in quashing President Obama’s pick for a key post in the Justice Department.

03/05/2014

John Boehner

Chris Stigall Expresses His Disappointment In Debt Ceiling Bill

Chris Stigall voiced his outrage with Republicans who joined the Democrats to send a “clean” bill raising the debt ceiling to the Senate this morning on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT.

02/12/2014

Senate Finance Committee Holds Hearing Recent IRS Screening Scandal

Sen. Toomey Comments On The Issues With The Affordable Care Act

Chris Stigall spoke with Pennsylvania Senator Pat Toomey this morning on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about problems with the rollout and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.

02/06/2014

Cory Booker (Photo by Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Cory Booker Officially Swears In As Newest U.S. Senator

Former Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker was sworn in as a Democratic senator from New Jersey on Thursday, taking the oath of office, exchanging hugs with Vice President Joe Biden and acknowledging the applause of friends and family members seated in the visitor’s gallery that rings the chamber.

10/31/2013

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Pa. Senators OK Bars To Profit From Gambling Games

A bill that could allow several thousand bars in Pennsylvania to profit from gambling contests called small games of chance won approval from the state Senate Wednesday but fell off the fast track amid last-minute objections from Gov. Tom Corbett and House Democrats.

10/23/2013

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