Tony Romeo

(Pa. state rep. Stan Saylor speaks to members of the House Finance Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

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

Tom Wolf File Photo (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

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

(A kit for administering naloxone, trade name Narcan, a heroin antidote that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose.  The naloxone is administered nasally. File photo by Andrew Burton/ Getty Images)

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

(Montgomery County DA Risa Ferman, in file photo by KYW's Brad Segall)

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

(Leaving a Philadelphia City Hall courtroom in early March, Pennsylvania attorney general Kathleen Kane speaks with reporters.  File photo by Pat Loeb)

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 .
(credit: Tony Romeo)

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

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.  File 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
(credit: Tony Romeo/KYW Newsradio)

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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