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Pennsylvania A Step Closer To Longer Serving Judges

Pennsylvania is one step closer to an amendment to the state constitution that would allow judges to serve five more years before reaching mandatory retirement age.

02/15/2015

The chairman of the state Senate Transportation Committee, John Rafferty, has been pushing for the legislation for four years, and is optimistic it will get done in the new session. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Seek Ignition Interlocks For First Time DUI Offenders

State lawmakers believe they are close to enacting legislation that would require ignition interlock systems for some first-time offenders convicted of driving under the influence.

02/15/2015

Senator Jake Corman speaks with reporters in his Capitol office on Wednesday. (credit Tony Romeo)

State Senator Keeps Pressure On NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions

The state senator who represents Penn State country says he believes there may be Congressional hearings into the harsh punishment originally handed out by the NCAA as the result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

02/12/2015

(Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at the Caln Elementary School, in Thorndale, Pa.  Image from Commonwealth of Pa. TV)

Gov. Wolf, in Chesco, Promotes Natural Gas Drilling Tax as Benefit For Pennsylvania’s Schools

Wolf says his natural gas drilling tax plan could raise $1 billion, most of which would go to education.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

(Tom Wolf, being sworn in as Pennsylvania governor on January 20th.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Wolf Administration Promises Orderly Transition to Simple Medicaid Expansion in Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf’s spokesman, Jeff Sheridan, says there will be no interruption of coverage for those affected.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

(Pennsylvania legislators listen as Delilah Rumburg of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape endorses new legislation limiting the parental rights of rapists.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Legislature Revisits Proposed Law To Limit Parental Rights of Rapists

Delilah Rumburg, chief executive officer of the Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape, says as it stands now under Pennsylvania law, a rapist has parental rights when his victim chooses to keep the baby.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/09/2015

File photo: PA Governor Tom Wolf. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf Nominates Two Men To Temporarily Fill Vacancies On State Supreme Court

While Governor Wolf continues to battle Senate majority Republicans over his decision to fire the director of the Office of Open Records, he has come to terms with Senate leaders on two nominations to the state Supreme Court.

02/08/2015

Governor Wolf signing the order. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Wolf Creates Office Of Government ‘Transformation’

In one of his first acts since taking office, Governor Tom Wolf has signed an executive order creating an office of “transformation” in his administration.

02/06/2015

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Kane’s Lawyers File Legal Briefs In Effort To Kill Grand Jury Presentment

Lawyers for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane have filed a legal brief as she continues her effort to nullify a grand jury presentment.

02/05/2015

(Erik Arneson, left, with his attorney, Matt Haverstick.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Commonwealth Court To Hear Complaint Over Gov. Wolf’s Firing of Corbett Appointee

Erik Arneson (left) went to Commonwealth Court seeking an injunction to be reinstated as director of the Office of Open Records.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/04/2015

File photo: Former Pennsylvania Treasurer  Rob McCord. (credit: Tony Romeo)

McCord Resigns Immediately, Plans To Plead Guilty

A day after announcing his resignation, state Treasurer Rob McCord has made the stunning announcement that he’ll plead guilty to federal charges related to campaign donations.

01/30/2015

(Tom Wolf, being sworn in as Pennsylvania governor on January 20th.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Tom Wolf Sworn In As Newest Governor of Pennsylvania

Tom Wolf has been sworn in as Pennsylvania’s 47th governor, replacing Tom Corbett, a Republican.

01/20/2015

(Tom Wolf, right, takes part in a Martin Luther King Day event at Downey School, in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov.-Elect Wolf Joins Volunteers for MLK Day Event in Harrisburg

Governor-elect Tom Wolf stopped by to help volunteers as part of a King Day of Service event at the Downey School, in Harrisburg.

01/19/2015

(Pa. governor Tom Corbett, in file photo. Credit: Patrick Smith/ Getty Images)

Gov. Corbett Demands Racy E-Mails Be Turned Over To Him

“It is critical for the governor to get this information in front of him so that he can make an informed determination on next steps,” said the governor’s communications director.

09/26/2014

(Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane, in 2013 file photo.  Credit: Bill Roswell)

Pa. Attorney General Allows Reporters To View ‘Explicit’ Emails

The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office Thursday allowed reporters to view explicit emails shared among state employees.

09/25/2014

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