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Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

F&M Poll Shows Support For Wolf’s Tax Proposals

A new Franklin and Marshall College Poll shows support for Governor Wolf’s proposal to restructure the state’s taxes.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/26/2015

(Pa. state senator Vincent Hughes speaks with reporters in the state capitol in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

State Sen. Vincent Hughes Backs Wolf’s Nominee to Head Pa. State Police

Hughes says reports that nominee Marcus Brown recently received an anonymous, racist letter underscores the need to get him approved.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/25/2015

(A pedestrian waits to cross Vine Street at Broad, as cars traverse the intersection.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

PennDOT Chief Likes More Roundabouts And Smart Signals For Intersections

PennDOT chief Leslie Richards is vowing that the agency will emphasize planning in a way that’s never been done before — planning that will encourage the use of more “roundabouts” and “adaptive signals” at intersections.

03/23/2015

Liquor Control Board Chairman Tim Holden
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LCB Chairman: Recent Beer Guidelines Not Part Of A Plan

The chairman of the Liquor Control Board says recently issued guidelines making the purchase of beer more consumer friendly is not a back door attempt to implement Governor Wolf’s plan to modernize sales of alcohol in Pennsylvania.

03/22/2015

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PennDOT Says Emergency Pothole Repairs Are Underway

At recent budget hearings, the person in charge of keeping Pennsylvania’s roads in top shape told lawmakers PennDOT’s emergency pothole repairs have begun.

03/22/2015

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Philly Lawmaker: Prepare Now To Expand Port Capacity

A state lawmaker from Philadelphia says the region and state need to start preparing now for a massive influx of cargo to east coast ports in the coming years.

03/22/2015

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PSP Commissioner Says He ‘Acted Hastily’ In Sign Flap

Acting State Police Commissioner Marcus Brown released a statement admitting to what he calls an error in judgment.

03/20/2015

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LCB Clarifies Rules For Home Delivery Of Beer In Pennsylvania

The Liquor Control Board has issued guidelines for home delivery of beer in Pennsylvania.

03/14/2015

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Execution Dates Set For Two Pa. Men, Unlikely To Be Carried Out

The Pennsylvania Department of Corrections has issued a notice of execution for two inmates – including a Philadelphia man. But a spokesman says Governor Wolf’s death penalty moratorium remains in effect.

03/12/2015

(William Ryan, chairman of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board, testifies before members of the Pa. House.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Gaming Control Chair Says Approval of 2nd Philadelphia Casino Was The Right Thing

Appearing today at state House budget hearings, William Ryan defended the board’s decision to award a license for a second casino in Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/12/2015

Attorney General Kathleen Kane at Tuesday's budget hearing in Harrisburg. (Credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Lawmakers Avoid Controversy During AG Budget Hearing

Kathleen Kane’s appearance at House budget hearings came not only on the eve of the Supreme Court arguments in her case, but on the same day that more charges were filed by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams in a sting operation involving Philadelphia lawmakers.

03/11/2015

Delaware County Republican Bill Adolph, the House Appropriations chairman (right) and Joe Markosek, ranking Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee (left) at Monday hearing. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pa. State House Appropriations Committee Kicks Off Weeks Of Hearings On Gov. Wolf’s Budget Proposal

Battle lines are taking shape as the Republican-controlled state House held the first day of hearings on Democratic Governor Tom Wolf’s ambitious budget proposal.

03/09/2015

File Photo. (Gov. Tom Wolf, during his 2015 budget address.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

GOP Digs In On Pension Reform After Wolf Budget Address

Addressing the spiking costs of school and state employee pensions is one of the main subplots of the battle that lay ahead over the budget proposal rolled out by Governor Wolf this past week.

03/08/2015

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Analyst: Wolf Budget Strategy Clever, But Still A Tough Sell

A prominent political analyst says Governor Wolf’s decision to couple property tax relief with income and sales tax hikes gives him the best chance to get his budget proposal through the legislature.

03/08/2015

Tricia Wertz speaking, Republican Mike Vereb is on far right. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Legislative Republicans, Critics Vow To Fight Wolf’s Death Penalty Moratorium

Legislative Republicans and other critics vow to turn up the heat on Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf over his decision to impose a moratorium on the state’s death penalty.

03/07/2015

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