Shale Tax Supporters Face Slow Go In PA HouseThe state House has, in fits and starts, worked its way through consideration of dozens of amendments to the Marcellus Shale natural gas tax bill.
Pennsylvania House Rejects Payroll BillThe bill would ban future contracts that call for government payroll systems to collect voluntary contributions to union PACs.
Analysis: PA Abortion Issue Plays To Both Parties’ BasesLong before the House gave final approval on Tuesday night, Democratic Governor Tom Wolf had guaranteed a veto of the abortion bill.
Schmidt: Could Be ‘Tens of Thousands’ Of Non-Citizens Who Registered To Vote In PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia election Commissioner Al Schmidt told state lawmakers this past week that there may be tens of thousands of non-US citizens have registered to vote in Pennsylvania…and that for their sake, state officials should try to contact them.
Auctions For Pa Mini-Casino Licenses Set; Dozens of Local Municipalities Opt OutPennsylvania gambling regulators will hold an auction Jan. 10 for the state's existing casino owners to bid on the first of 10 licenses to operate a miniature casino somewhere else in the state.
Abortion Bill Sent To Governor Wolf; Veto PromisedThe bill was given final legislative approval by the state House Tuesday night.  
Fate Of PA Children's Health Insurance Program In Hands Of CongressThe legislature has now sent a bill reauthorizing the state program to Governor Wolf’s desk.
Pennsylvania Redistricting Proceedings Begin In State CourtOn Monday, a state courtroom was the setting for a second trial over alleged gerrymandering of Pennsylvania’s congressional districts.
Auditor General: PA Child Welfare System Beset By ‘Breathtaking’ TurnoverThe auditor general has briefed a state House committee on a devastating report on Pennsylvania’s child welfare system, which concludes there is a lack of support for caseworkers on the front lines. 
Wolf Questions Rep. Metcalfe's Committee Chairman Role After 'Offensive' RemarksRepublican Daryl Metcalfe chastised the ranking Democrat on the panel, Matt Bradford of Montgomery County, for touching him on the arm during a Tuesday meeting.
Abortion Bill Nears Pennsylvania House VoteA bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks – which passed the Pennsylvania Senate earlier this year – is now headed to the House floor for a vote after it cleared a key committee Monday night. 
LCB To Begin Inspections Under New 'Stop&Go' Law In JanuaryThe Liquor Control Board says next month, it will begin using new enforcement authority granted by state law, and that owners of establishments should prepare now.

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