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(Pa. governor Tom Corbett, in file photo. Credit: Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Gov. Corbett Demands Racy E-Mails Be Turned Over To Him

“It is critical for the governor to get this information in front of him so that he can make an informed determination on next steps,” said the governor’s communications director.

09/26/2014

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Pa. Attorney General Allows Reporters To View ‘Explicit’ Emails

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office Thursday allowed reporters to view explicit emails shared among state employees.

09/25/2014

(The Uber web site.)

Uber Should Be Kicked Out of Pennsylvania, Regulatory Officials Recommend

PUC spokeswoman Denise McCracken says two administrative law judges have recommended against sanctioning the operations of the ride share company in Pennsylvania.

09/25/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, in 2011 file photo by Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Poll Shows Little Movement For Corbett In Pa. Governor Race

A new poll shows Governor Corbett is making little progress in cutting down the commanding lead held by his Democratic challenger, Tom Wolf.

09/25/2014

File Photo (Pa. state senate majority leader Dominic Pileggi, credit: Tony Romeo)

New Bill Intends To Give Drug Overdose ‘Good Samaritan’ Immunity

Gov. Corbett is expected to sign a bill intended to prevent deaths from drug overdoses by giving a break to family members or companions who assist victims.

09/25/2014

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Despite Governor’s Objection, Pa. Senate OKs Medical Marijuana Bill

After an emotionally charged debate, Pennsylvania state senators passed legislation to legalize several forms of medical marijuana.

09/24/2014

(Pennsylvania governor Tom Corbett signs legislation authorizing a $2-per-pack city tax on cigarettes, to benefit Philadelphia schools.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Quickly Signs $2-Per-Pack Cigarette Surtax For Philadelphia

The $2 surtax will only be collected in Philadelphia, and the funds will go to the city’s struggling school district.

09/24/2014

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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. (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

(The Lyft web site.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Pa. Lawmakers Regroup on Regulations For Ride-Sharing Services

A bill that would create a regulatory structure for ride-share services (such as Uber and Lyft) was scheduled for a state House committee vote today but was pulled from the agenda.

09/23/2014

(Philadelphia School District headquarters.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

State House Set To Vote On Cigarette Tax To Fund Philly Schools

The Pennsylvania House is expected to vote today on a proposal to raise new money for the Philadelphia School District — a measure the school district repeats is badly needed.

09/22/2014

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Judge Allows Pa. Attorney General To Keep ‘Explicit’ E-Mails Secret

Several Pennsylvania news organizations were seeking the release of materials the judge says are “described variously as being pornographic or sexually explicit in nature.”

09/19/2014

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Little Chance For Anti-Gay-Bashing Law This Year in Pennsylvania

Several years ago, citing a procedural error, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court overturned a law that made assault due to sexual orientation a hate crime.

09/18/2014

Indiana County Republican Donald White speaks at a hearing on allowing school employees to carry guns before the PA Senate Education Committee. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Senate Panel Mulls Allowing Teachers To Carry Guns

In an effort to stop mass violence in schools, a Pennsylvania state senate committee has begun vetting legislation that would allow teachers and school employees trained and licensed to carry guns to bring them to work.

09/17/2014

PA Republican Senator John Rafferty (Top row, right) chairs the State Senate Transportation Committee.  (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Senate Panel Advances DRPA Reform Legislation

The State Senate Transportation Committee has given its approval to legislation to enact a series of DRPA reforms, including a provision that would prevent the agency from engaging in economic development activity.

09/17/2014

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