In an effort to stop mass violence in schools, a Pennsylvania state senate committee has begun vetting legislation that would allow teachers and school employees trained and licensed to carry guns to bring them to work.
The State Senate Transportation Committee has given its approval to legislation to enact a series of DRPA reforms, including a provision that would prevent the agency from engaging in economic development activity.
For some, it was déjà vu: the House passed a bill more than two months ago to authorize the cigarette tax for city schools, but then the bill got bogged down.
Pension reform and liquor privatization are longshots, but as lawmakers return to the state capitol today, one thing that may get done is a cigarette tax in Philadelphia to generate badly needed cash for city schools.
Tim Malloy, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, was at a loss today to fully explain why Corbett is so vulnerable.
State officials unveiled the new look for the service trucks today.
Jennifer Branstetter, Gov. Corbett’s director of policy, insists it is Medicaid “reform” and not simply an expansion of Medicaid.
In a sign that they aren’t giving up on liquor privatization, state House Republicans plan to push a bill that would decriminalize purchasing wine and liquor in other states and transporting it to Pennsylvania.
With regard to lifting or easing sanctions against Penn State stemming from the Jerry Sandusky scandal, new President Eric Barron will only say that his “general view in life” is that if you’re doing well, you should be rewarded.
The chairman of the Liquor Control Board is tamping down speculation that the LCB is poised to take action that could raise booze prices in Pennsylvania.
A divided State Ethics Commission has decided that former Mayor John Street did not violate the state Ethics Act in the matter of a contract awarded by the Philadelphia Housing Authority.
Last month, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published a story questioning whether the time Tomalis spent on the job and his “ambiguous role” justified his nearly $140,000 state salary.
A spokesman for the Pennsylvania attorney general says more than $160,000 was taken by stoking false fears among targeted seniors that loved ones were in trouble.
The chairman of the Gaming Control Board says deliberations continue on who, if anyone, will get the second casino license for the city of Philadelphia.
While the US House has voted to sue President Obama for allegedly overstepping is authority, Governor Corbett could find himself in the same situation – as the target of a lawsuit brought by a state Senate controlled by his own Republican party.