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(Larry Spector, an attorney representing a synagogue and two schools, testifies  in January 2014 before the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Decision Awaited on Second Casino License for Philadelphia

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board chairman indicated that after final oral arguments in the application process, February 26th, he hoped there would be a decision about the Philadelphia casino license within 60 days.

04/22/2014

(Pa. State Sen. Jake Corman.   Credit:  Tony Romeo)

PA Tavern Gaming License Applications Continue To Lag

A key state Senator says he’s giving up on the prospect that small games of chance in Pennsylvania taverns will generate projected revenue.

04/22/2014

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Both Sides in Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Fight Ask Judge To Fast-Track Decision

In their petition for summary judgment, the plaintiffs’ attorneys argue that all eight federal courts that have ruled on the issue since a US Supreme Court ruling last summer on the federal “Defense of Marriage” Act have deemed that banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.

04/21/2014

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Today Marks Voter Registration Deadline For Pennsylvania Primary

With nominees for governor and other offices to be decided, Monday is the deadline to register to vote in May’s Pennsylvania primary.

04/21/2014

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Dems For PA Gov Face Off In Final Month Of Campaign

With just a month to go until primary day, the four candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for governor have finally started to mix it up among themselves.

04/20/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett speaks to reporters in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Judge Rules Montgomery County Man Can Remain On Ballot To Challenge Corbett In Republican Primary

A Commonwealth Court judge has ruled that a conservative challenger Bob Guzzardi should be allowed to remain on the Republican ballot in May’s primary.

04/15/2014

(Pa. Attorney General Kathleen Kane.  Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. To Lose $60M In Tobacco Settlement Money

The attorney general’s office says a decision by a judge in Philadelphia means Pennsylvania will lose some tobacco settlement money, but not nearly as much as it might have.

04/13/2014

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Politician Sting Case Files Unsealed

A judge in Harrisburg has unsealed the record in the case of an aborted sting operation that ensnared several top Philadelphia Democrats.

04/10/2014

(Gov. Corbett in Harrisburg.  File photo by Tony Romeo)

Corbett Expected To Sign Into Law Two New Child Protection Bills

On Monday, Governor Corbett signed three bills spurred by the Jerry Sandusky scandal and now two more – dealing with mandated reporting of child abuse – are headed to his desk.

04/10/2014

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pa. Senate OKs Bill To Ban Cash Gifts to Legislators; House Future Uncertain

The bill passed by the state senate would make it felony to accept cash gifts over $250. Under $250, it would be a misdemeanor.

04/09/2014

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PA Records Lowest Number Of Traffic Deaths Since State Began Keeping Records

Pennsylvania motorists notched a milestone last year: the lowest number of fatalities since record-keeping began 85 years ago.

04/08/2014

(Pa. state senator Rudy Vulakovich watches as Gov. Corbett signs into law his anto-child-abuse measure.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Corbett Signs Measure Creating Pa. Database of Child Abuse Cases

One of the three bills signed by Gov. Corbett establishes a statewide database that will help various agencies provide and share information about child abuse cases.

04/07/2014

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Corbett: Medicaid Talks At ‘Breaking Point’

Governor Corbett is frustrated over negotiations with the federal government.

04/06/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, far left, poses for photo with Penndot secretary Barry Schoch, at lectern.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Officials Showcase Highway Projects Benefitting From Funding Bill

Penndot officials say In some cases motorists may not see actual construction, but contracts will be bid this year because of the funding influx.

04/03/2014

Tom Wolf (credit: WolfForPA.com)

Poll: Tom Wolf Maintains Large Lead Over Democratic Opponents

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows the challengers in the race for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination have failed to put a dent in the lead held by frontrunner Tom Wolf.

04/03/2014

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