Lawmakers spent Monday advancing budget companion bills.
The state Senate has voted unanimously to send the House a bill that would eliminate the parental rights of offenders in cases where a child is conceived by rape.
As budget negotiations heat up a week before the deadline, leaders of the Republican-controlled legislature are sending out some mixed signals on their position.
The bill goes to the Senate for consideration.
The state House has sent the Senate a bill designed to ease some background check requirements for people who work with children in Pennsylvania.
They would have to have a placard indicating the items were baked in a kitchen and were not subject to inspection by the state Health Department.
The proposals are now in front of the state House for its consideration.
People affected by Superstorm Sandy would be owed a timeline detailing when state aid would be distributed under a bill advancing in the state Legislature.
The medical marijuana bill was scheduled for a Senate vote Tuesday. The Senate passed a similar bill last year, 43-to-7, but it passed late in the legislative session and died in the House.
Rich covers Nevada Senator Harry Reid’s decision not to seek re-election, SEPTA agreeing to take anti-Muslim ads on their buses and a lawsuit that resulted from a negative online review. He also talked to Lenore Skenazy, author of the blog Free Range Kids.
Dom Giordano talked with Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT about legislation regarding immigration and the potential for President Obama to take executive action to move the process forward.
Republicans picked up seats earlier Tuesday in Arkansas, Colorado, Montana, South Dakota and West Virginia.
There will be at least two new faces headed to Washington to represent local congressional districts.
State lawmakers passed legislation Thursday that could allow legal sports betting in New Jersey to move forward.
New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would require employers in the state to offer workers paid sick leave — a requirement that’s been gaining some momentum.