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LCB Chair: No Plan To Hike Booze Prices

The chairman of the Liquor Control Board is tamping down speculation that the LCB is poised to take action that could raise booze prices in Pennsylvania.

08/17/2014

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Ethics Panel Clears Former Mayor Street On PHA Contract Vote

A divided State Ethics Commission has decided that former Mayor John Street did not violate the state Ethics Act in the matter of a contract awarded by the Philadelphia Housing Authority.

08/17/2014

(Ron Tomalis, in official portrait as Pa. secretary of education.  File photo)

Corbett Education Advisor Quits Amid Accusations of Doing Little

Last month, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a story questioning whether the time Tomalis spent on the job and his “ambiguous role” justified his nearly $140,000 state salary.

08/12/2014

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3 From Philadelphia Area Charged With Perpetrating ‘Grandparent Scams’

A spokesman for the Pennsylvania attorney general says more than $160,000 was taken by stoking false fears among targeted seniors that loved ones were in trouble.

08/07/2014

The Gaming Control Board monthly meeting held on Wednesday (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Discussions Continue On Second Philadelphia Casino License

The chairman of the Gaming Control Board says deliberations continue on who, if anyone, will get the second casino license for the city of Philadelphia.

08/07/2014

(Gov. Tom Corbett, accompanied by Pennsylvania budget secretary Charles Zogby, speaks with reporters after signing but vetoing portions of the new state budget.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

PA Senate Mulls Lawsuit Over Corbett Vetoes

While the US House has voted to sue President Obama for allegedly overstepping is authority, Governor Corbett could find himself in the same situation – as the target of a lawsuit brought by a state Senate controlled by his own Republican party.

08/04/2014

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LCB Moves To Make Small Games Of Chance More Inviting For Taverns

The Liquor Control Board has voted to reduce the $2,000 license fee for taverns to operate small games of chance in PA.

08/03/2014

PA Governor Tom Corbett. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

PA Governor’s Race Poll Grabbing Attention

A recent poll on the race for Pennsylvania governor has raised some eyebrows – and not just because of the results.

08/03/2014

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

Pa. House Cancels Vote on Cigarette Tax To Help Philadelphia Schools

The $2-per-pack tax, if passed by the state legislature, was expected to provide about $45 million in funding for the School District of Philadelphia.

07/31/2014

(School District of Philadelphia headquarters, near Broad and Spring Garden Streets.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

One Pa. Lawmaker Has Doubts About Passage of Phila. Cigarette Tax For Schools

Rep. Mike Vereb (R-Montgomery County) confirms that supporters of a $2-per-pack city cigarette tax to raise funds for Philadelphia schools are having trouble rounding up enough votes to pass it in the House.

07/31/2014

(State police cadets work out at the State Police Academy, in Hershey, Pa., on Wednesday afternoon.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Top Cop Calls Federal Lawsuit Against State Police Department An ‘Insult’

“We will not be bullied into changing or lowering our standards by the Department of Justice or anyone else,” said Pennsylvania state police commissioner Frank Noonan.

07/30/2014

Budget Secretary Charles Zogby (top right) speaks at commission's first meeting. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Panel Aims To Revamp PA Ed Funding Formula

A new commission empanelled by the Pennsylvania legislature to redraw the state’s formula to fund basic education has held its first meeting.

07/28/2014

(State highway officials unveil a new speed limit sign along the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

More 70 MPH Speed Limits Coming in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say the entire toll road system, including the sections that roll through urban areas, may get a speed limit boost to 70 mph next year.

07/23/2014

Pa. auditor general Eugene DePasquale. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Auditor General: Department Of Environmental Protection Caught Unprepared By Fracking Growth

Pennsylvania’s auditor general has released a report critical of the Department of Environmental Protection’s regulation of the natural gas drilling industry.

07/23/2014

(File Photo: The Pennsylvania Turnpike.)

PA Turnpike Rolls Out 70 MPH Speed Limit A Day Ahead Of Schedule

A new 70 miles per hour speed limit is now in effect a day ahead of schedule along most of a nearly 100 mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s main line.

07/23/2014

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