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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Candidates Selected

Three state Supreme Court seats are open, and three nominees were chosen from a field of six in each party.

05/19/2015

Gov. Wolf speaks with reporters on Wednesday. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Senate Passes Public Employee Pension Reform Bill

The state Senate has sent the House a fast-tracked bill to overhaul the pension system for school and state employees in Pennsylvania.

05/14/2015

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. House Passes Property Tax Relief Plan

The state House is sending the Senate a bill that would provide broad school property tax relief in a significant way.

05/14/2015

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Pennsylvania House Advances Property Tax Proposal

The state House could take a final vote later today on a property tax relief plan that received initial approval on Tuesday.

05/13/2015

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Gov. Wolf Nominee Hits Rough Spot Over Role in 2011 Abortion Clinic Case

Pedro Cortés held the same position as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of State under former governor Ed Rendell, when the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case transpired.

KYW Newsradio 1060–05/12/2015

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Pa. Lawmaker Says He’ll Rewrite ‘Mental Anguish’ Law, If Necessary

The sponsor of a Pennsylvania law aimed at preventing offenders from causing mental anguish to crime victims and their loved ones says he’ll write a new bill, if necessary, now that a federal judge has ruled that the law violates free speech.

04/29/2015

Supporters of a minimum wage hike at Pa. Capitol event. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Debate Over Raising Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Continues In State Capitol

Supporters of an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour held an event at the state Capitol at which time they released a study on the impact it would have on Pennsylvania.

04/26/2015

Chuck Ardo (credit: Tony Romeo)

Former Rendell Spokesman Takes On Same Role With Kane

Chuck Ardo, a former spokesman for ex-Governor Ed Rendell, is stepping into the breach to act as spokesman for embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

04/26/2015

Senator Mike Folmer after committee meeting on medical marijuana bill. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Mike Folmer: Pennsylvania’s Unlikely Champion Of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana legislation is advancing through the Pennsylvania legislature and the profile of the man leading the charge is not what most people would expect.

04/26/2015

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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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