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(Philadelphia mayor Michael Nutter speaks with reporters outside the Gideon School in Strawberry Mansion.  City of Phila. photo)

Philly Schools Funding Proposal Causing Widespread Consternation

Mayor Nutter says he’s concerned that the proposed graduated split in sales tax proceeds would need approval from the state General Assembly.

05/15/2014

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Pa. Republicans May Give Corbett Little of What He Wants For Transportation Funding

It appears that the majority Republicans in the Pennsylvania are poised to gut a transportation funding bill passed by the state senate earlier this year.

06/24/2013

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Pa. Lawmaker Revives Idea Of Using Philadelphia Casino Tax Revenue To Fund Schools

Despite the deficit, a spokesman for the majority leader of the GOP-controlled House — says unless the city increases its funding and the teachers’ union is willing to accept concessions, it is unlikely the House will be more interested in O’Brien’s bill this time around.

06/18/2013

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New Pa. Law Will Prohibit Obamacare Insurance Coverage For Most Abortions

Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett has signed a bill that will prohibit coverage of most abortions by insurance policies to be offered through a federally run insurance “exchange” being set up as part of the new federal health care law.

06/17/2013

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Crunch Time In PA Liquor Fight

McIlhinney says his bill will address issues like the sale of wine and beer in grocery stores, as well as the closure of state stores.

06/10/2013

(Pa. state rep. Daryl Metcalfe, left, is interviewed by KDKA radio host Mike Pintek.  Credit: NewsRadio 1020 KDKA)

Sponsor of Pa. Voter ID Law Blames ‘Activist Judge’ For Tuesday’s Ruling

On a radio show in Pittsburgh, the sponsor of the bill — Rep. Daryl Metcalfe (R-Butler County, left) — savaged the ruling.

10/02/2012

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Many Items Of Interest Not In Play In Final Weeks Of PA Legislative Session

PA lawmakers return to the state capitol Monday for the final weeks of the current two-year legislative session, but what’s not on the agenda is as much or more noteworthy than what is.

09/24/2012

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Guns No Longer Allowed For Pa. House Security Guards

The security guards for the Pennsylvania state Senate in Harrisburg do not carry firearms, and the House security guards didn’t either, until a few years ago.

09/10/2012

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PA House Majority Leader Causes Stir With Comments On Voter ID Law

House Majority Leader Mike Turzai has caused a stir with remarks about the controversial, recently-enacted voter photo ID law.

06/26/2012

(Pennsylvania state representatives Mike O'Brien and Rosita Youngblood.  Credit: Mike DeNardo)

Two Pa. Lawmakers Propose Diverting Some Gambling Taxes For Philadelphia Schools

Pennsylvania state representatives Mike O’Brien and Rosita Youngblood have a “Plan B” to Mayor Nutter’s property tax changes.

05/30/2012

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Pa. Lawmakers Return To Tackle Budget, Casino License

After a three week primary election break, Pennsylvania lawmakers return to the state capitol today to begin the busiest stretch of the year: the run-up to the June 30th budget deadline and summer recess.

04/30/2012

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Legislative Feud Could Shutter Philadelphia’s Red Light Camera Program

The future of Philadelphia’s red light camera program is in jeopardy as lawmakers remain divided over whether to expand the program to other cities.

03/12/2012

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Pa. House Speaker: Supreme Court Rulings Make Case For Merit Selection

It appears a brewing feud between the state legislature and the state Supreme Court could boost the chances for legislation that could lead to a system of selecting appeals court judges on merit, instead of voters electing them.

03/05/2012

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No Vote Anytime Soon For PA House Bill Requiring Ultrasound Before An Abortion

The Virginia Senate this week approved a bill that will require women to get an ultrasound before having an abortion. But it appears that a similar bill in the Pennsylvania House won’t be getting a vote anytime soon.

03/01/2012

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Pa. House Begins Move To Reform Government

The Pennsylvania House on Monday begins moving a package of government reform bills.

01/24/2011

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