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