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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

credit: Tony Romeo

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

(credit: Tony Romeo)

Corbett Renews Call For Compromise On Philly School Funding, Public Pension Reform

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett is renewing his appeal for compromise on the issues of Philadelphia school funding and public employee pension reform.

06/30/2014

Sen. Hughes (right), and Sen. Mike Stack (D Phila) meet with reporters Sunday night. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Philadelphia Dems Reject School Money Link To Pension Reform

Democrats have swatted down a proposal by Governor Corbett to link votes for public pension reform to Philadelphia school funding.

06/30/2014

Kathleen Kane (left) at Monday newser on the Sandusky report. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Analyst: Sandusky Report Damaging To Kane

It’s been an eventful week for Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane and not in a good way

06/29/2014

File Photo (Pa. state senate majority leader Dominic Pileggi, credit: Tony Romeo)

PA Legislative Leaders Working On No Tax Hike Budget

Majority Republican leaders in the state legislature now say new taxes are no longer part of the discussion.

06/28/2014

(File photo.  Credit: Philippe Lopez/ AFP/ Getty Images.)

Applicant Trying For Philly’s Second Casino License Drops Out Of Competition

Penn National Gaming has formally withdrawn its proposal for a $480 million casino on Packer Avenue in the city’s sports and entertainment district.

06/27/2014

(Pa. State Sen. Mike Folmer.   File photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Senate Committee Approves Medical Marijuana Legalization Bill

The bill is sponsored by state senator Mike Folmer (R-Lebanon County), who advocated tirelessly and passionately for it.

06/27/2014

(credit: KAZUHIRO NOGI/Getty Images)

Proposal For Cigarette Tax To Fund Philadelphia Schools May Be Going Up In Smoke

Prospects for approval of a cigarette tax increase to fund Philadelphia schools before state lawmakers’ summer recess have hit rough waters.

06/26/2014

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