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Governor Wolf Follows Through On Plan To Eliminate Asset Test To Qualify For Food Stamps

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has announced that he’s decided to end the asset test necessary to qualify for food stamps as of this coming Monday.

04/22/2015

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Medical Marijuana Bill Advances Again In Pennsylvania Senate

A bill to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania has cleared a key Senate committee — and the sponsor says he’s upbeat about getting a bill to the governor in the coming months.

04/22/2015

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Governor Wolf To Negotiate With House GOP On Property Taxes

A committee vote on a state House Republican property tax relief plan was delayed Tuesday because Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has indicated he wants a chance to negotiate with lawmakers first.

04/22/2015

A PGW payment office in center city Philadelphia.  (File photo by Andre Bennett)

Pa. PUC Urges PGW To Hike Gas Bills So It Can Rebuild Failing Pipes Quicker

One of the PUC’s recommendations would be to increase PGW’s “distribution system improvement charge,” which is billed to customers, above the current five-percent cap.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/21/2015

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Pa. House GOP Leaders Wary of Extending Barroom Serving Hours in Certain Areas

The idea would involve allowing bars in certain areas, such entertainment zones and/or center city Philadelphia, to remain open until 4:00am.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

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Pa. Senate Sends House A Bill That Would Pull Plug On Philadelphia’s New Sick Leave Law

The state Senate has sent the House a bill that would overturn Philadelphia’s new law, set to take effect next month, that would require business owners with at least ten employees to allow workers to earn paid sick leave.

04/14/2015

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Pa. House Republicans Still Tweaking Their Rival Plan For Statewide Property Tax Relief

Stan Saylor (R-York County) told the committe that the GOP property tax relief plan, like Gov. Wolf’s plan, would reduce but not eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/14/2015

Republican Matt Baker (red tie) at Wednesday's hearing. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Medical Marijuana Tougher Sell In Pa. House

The latest hearing on the subject suggests supporters of legislation that would legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania have their work cut out in the State House.

04/09/2015

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Pa. House To Consider Its Own Property Tax Relief Plan

The state House majority leader says that chamber will consider its own school property tax relief measure soon, and not as part of the budget package as proposed by Governor Wolf.

04/09/2015

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PennDOT Says Traffic Fatalities Were At Historic Low in 2014, Statewide

A Pennsylvania Department of Transportation spokesman says the 1,195 traffic fatalities in Pennsylvania last year are the lowest since recordkeeping began in 1928.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/08/2015

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Gov. Wolf Hailed For Widening Access to Anti-Overdose Drug

Wolf recently directed the state physician general to issue a standing order allowing all Pennsylvanians to access naloxone, which reverses the immediate effects of a heroin overdose.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/07/2015

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Montco DA Says She’ll Move Carefully on Grand Jury Leak Charges Against Kathleen Kane

In a statement released Wednesday morning, Risa Ferman said she will review the case with a commitment to “fairness, integrity, and justice.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/01/2015

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Pa. Supreme Court Affirms Leak Probe That Named Attorney General Kathleen Kane

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court today issued a ruling in the case of attorney general Kathleen Kane, knocking away one of her attempts to have the case against her dropped.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/31/2015

Albright (l) and Adolph (r) after House budget hearing .
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Democratic Governor, GOP Lawmakers Far Apart On Pa. Budget

Republicans who control the legislature battled officials of the Democratic Wolf Administration over the implications of the governor’s far-reaching proposals to overhaul Pennsylvania taxes.

03/29/2015

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Proposed Settlement In Variable Electric Rate Case Announced

Energy Services Providers will have to pay customers $2.3-million on top of $4.5-million already paid out through mediation on a case-by-case basis.

03/27/2015

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