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Lawyer Argues Racial Targeting Of Sting Defendant

During a pretrial proceeding in Harrisburg Friday, the lawyer for a Philadelphia state lawmaker began making the case that charges against his client – one of several elected officials caught in a sting investigation – should be dismissed, because she was the victim of racial targeting.

06/05/2015

Pa. State Rep. Louise Bishop file photo (Credit: Lynne Adkins)

Sting Defendant Who Claims Racial Targeting Due In Court Today

A hearing is scheduled later this morning for a state lawmaker charged in a sting investigation that recorded Philadelphia elected officials accepting money.

06/05/2015

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Top Senate Republican Gets Behind Internet Gaming In Pa.

As state lawmakers grapple with a mountain of issues in the run up the budget deadline at the end of the month, it appears another proposal will be added to the long list: internet gaming.

06/04/2015

(Marcus Brown testifies at a confirmation hearing for Pennsylvania State Police commissioner on June 3, 2015.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Confirmation of New Pa. State Police Chief Moves Forward Without Committee Endorsement

The Senate Law and Justice Committee sent Brown’s nomination to the full state senate for a vote without a recommendation for confirmation.

06/03/2015

PA Governor Tom Wolf speaks to reporters. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pennsylvania Applies For State-Run Health Insurance Exchange

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf has made good on his promise to file an application with the federal government to create a state-run health insurance exchange.

06/03/2015

(Former Pa. House member Harold James, center, leaves Dauphin County Court after pleading guilty in a controversial corruption case.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Two Guilty Pleas in Controversial Philadelphia Political Corruption Case

This was the latest development in a sting operation that was shut down by the state attorney general and later resurrected by Philadelphia DA Seth Williams.

06/01/2015

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Pennsylvania Supreme Court Candidates Selected

Three state Supreme Court seats are open, and three nominees were chosen from a field of six in each party.

05/19/2015

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Pa. Senate Passes Public Employee Pension Reform Bill

The state Senate has sent the House a fast-tracked bill to overhaul the pension system for school and state employees in Pennsylvania.

05/14/2015

House Majority Leader Dave Reed (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. House Passes Property Tax Relief Plan

The state House is sending the Senate a bill that would provide broad school property tax relief in a significant way.

05/14/2015

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Pennsylvania House Advances Property Tax Proposal

The state House could take a final vote later today on a property tax relief plan that received initial approval on Tuesday.

05/13/2015

(Pedro Cortés speaks with reporters following his confirmation hearing.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Gov. Wolf Nominee Hits Rough Spot Over Role in 2011 Abortion Clinic Case

Pedro Cortés held the same position as secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of State under former governor Ed Rendell, when the Dr. Kermit Gosnell case transpired.

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Pa. Lawmaker Says He’ll Rewrite ‘Mental Anguish’ Law, If Necessary

The sponsor of a Pennsylvania law aimed at preventing offenders from causing mental anguish to crime victims and their loved ones says he’ll write a new bill, if necessary, now that a federal judge has ruled that the law violates free speech.

04/29/2015

Supporters of a minimum wage hike at Pa. Capitol event. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Debate Over Raising Pennsylvania’s Minimum Wage Continues In State Capitol

Supporters of an increase in the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour held an event at the state Capitol at which time they released a study on the impact it would have on Pennsylvania.

04/26/2015

Chuck Ardo (credit: Tony Romeo)

Former Rendell Spokesman Takes On Same Role With Kane

Chuck Ardo, a former spokesman for ex-Governor Ed Rendell, is stepping into the breach to act as spokesman for embattled Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane.

04/26/2015

Senator Mike Folmer after committee meeting on medical marijuana bill. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Mike Folmer: Pennsylvania’s Unlikely Champion Of Medical Marijuana

Medical marijuana legislation is advancing through the Pennsylvania legislature and the profile of the man leading the charge is not what most people would expect.

04/26/2015

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