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(State highway officials unveil a new speed limit sign along the Pennsylvania Turnpike near Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

More 70 MPH Speed Limits Coming in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Turnpike officials say the entire toll road system, including the sections that roll through urban areas, may get a speed limit boost to 70 mph next year.

07/23/2014

Pa. auditor general Eugene DePasquale. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Auditor General: Department Of Environmental Protection Caught Unprepared By Fracking Growth

Pennsylvania’s auditor general has released a report critical of the Department of Environmental Protection’s regulation of the natural gas drilling industry.

07/23/2014

(File Photo: The Pennsylvania Turnpike.)

PA Turnpike Rolls Out 70 MPH Speed Limit A Day Ahead Of Schedule

A new 70 miles per hour speed limit is now in effect a day ahead of schedule along most of a nearly 100 mile stretch of the Pennsylvania Turnpike’s main line.

07/23/2014

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Good-Government Activist Says Pa. Ethics Panel Working His Corruption Complaint

The probe was later shut down by state attorney general Kathleen Kane, saying she she had no choice because the investigation was so flawed.

07/22/2014

Tom Corbett (Photo credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Corbett Says Flood of Immigrants Pose Health Risk to Americans

Corbett says one of his main concerns is the health risks that may be posed by the children.

07/21/2014

(Photo illustration by Ed Fischer)

AG Probes Campaign Contributions Involving Philadelphia Union Money

A spokesman for the attorney general confirms there is an investigation.

07/20/2014

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Pa. Turnpike To Raise Speed Limit To 70 mph On 100-Mile Stretch Next Week

Throughout the day on Wednesday, the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission will gradually unveil signs posting a 70 mile an hour speed limit on most sections of the road between Morgantown in Berks County to the Blue Mountain Interchange in Cumberland County.

07/18/2014

Voters in Pennsylvania believe the state has enough slot machines. (FILE: credit CBS 3)

Revenue At Pennsylvania Casinos Is Down About 3% This Year

Gross gaming revenues were down just under 2-point-9 percent in the fiscal year just ended.

07/17/2014

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Portraits Of Four Former PA Legislative Leaders Get Unflattering Post-Scripts

Steve Miskin, spokesman for House majority Republican leaders, says it’s a compromise that preserves history.

07/16/2014

Tom Corbett (Photo credit MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Corbett’s Legislative Strategy In Question

Governor Tom Corbett’s strategy of dealing with the legislature is being scrutinized after his decision to veto part of the new state budget riled leaders of his own party.

07/13/2014

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Pass ‘Revenge Porn’ Bill

As part of a flurry of last-minute activity, state lawmakers have sent Governor Corbett a bill that would outlaw so-called “revenge porn” in Pennsylvania.

07/07/2014

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

After The Holiday, Unfinished Business Remains In Harrisburg

Pennsylvania begins the seventh day of the fiscal year without power to spend money as Governor Corbett continues to mull over whether to sign the budget sent to him by lawmakers last week.

07/07/2014

FILE (Gov. Tom Corbett makes his annual budget address.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Corbett Pushes For Pension Reform As Budget Bill Remains Unsigned

Governor Corbett says he’s not linking the budget to pension reform, but again calls for action on that issue

07/03/2014

(The headquarters of the School District of Philadelphia, on North Broad Street near Spring Garden.  File photo by Mike DeNardo)

Philadelphia School Funding Proposal Falls Short In Late Night Maneuver

House Republican leaders Tuesday night thwarted an 11th hour effort by Philadelphia Democrats to get committee approval for a Philadelphia school funding proposal.

07/02/2014

(The Capitol Building in Harrisburg.   Credit: Mladen Antonov/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Cigarette Tax Proposal To Fund Philadelphia Schools Moves Forward In Pa. Senate

In something of a surprise move, the state Senate Monday night approved an amendment that would enact the cigarette tax for Philadelphia schools. Mayor Michael Nutter celebrated the moment.

06/30/2014

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