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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

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Penn National Gaming has formally withdrawn its proposal for a $480 million casino on Packer Avenue in the city’s sports and entertainment district.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

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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

(Pa. attorney general Kathleen Kane with Geoffrey Moulton, the former federal prosecutor who conducted the review of the Sandusky prosecution under Tom Corbett.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Attorney General Kane Admits She Erred in Monday’s Sandusky Statement

Kane’s office now admits that one of the victims to whom she referred on Monday as overlooked in Tom Corbett’s probe was actually one of those who testified against Sandusky at his 2012 trial.

06/25/2014

(State rep. Bill Adolph, chairman, speaks during a meeting of the Pa. House Appropriations Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

House Version of Pa. Budget to Incorporate Liquor Store Privatization

In an apparent effort to light a fire under the feet of their counterparts in the state senate, a committee in the Pennsylvania House has advanced a new state budget partially funded by revenues from the sale of liquor retailing licenses.

06/24/2014

(Pa. attorney general Kathleen Kane with Geoffrey Moulton, the former federal prosecutor who conducted the review of the Sandusky prosecution under Tom Corbett.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Probe: No Political Foot-Dragging By Then-AG Corbett in Sandusky Prosecution

The long-awaited report on the length of the Jerry Sandusky investigation concludes that there is no evidence to support that the probe was deliberately slowed down for political reasons.

06/23/2014

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PA Attorney General’s Report On Sandusky Investigation Being Made Public

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane on Monday morning was set to release the long-awaited report on the investigation of how the Jerry Sandusky case was handled.

06/23/2014

Natural Gas Drilling ( FILE PHOTO by MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Pa. Budget Chief Won’t Rule Out Natural Gas Drilling Tax

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett’s budget secretary says the administration is not ruling out a tax on natural gas drilling as Corbett and lawmakers grapple with a budget deficit of more than a billion dollars.

06/18/2014

(The Willow Grove toll plaza, in 2008 file photo)

Pa. Tpk. Tolls Rising 5 Percent in January, For Both Cash and E-Z Pass

A Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission spokesman says this will be the first time in a couple of years that the toll hike will apply evenly to cash and E-Z Pass customers.

06/17/2014

(Karen Corby, the mother of an autistic man, speaks in favor of legislation that would give the disabled equal access to organ transplants.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Give Disabled Equal Access to Organ Transplants

The bill is sponsored by Rep. John Sabatina (D-Phila., third from left in photo).

06/16/2014

(The state capitol in Harrisburg.  File photo)

PA Lawmakers’ Agenda Is Long As Days Become Few

Pennsylvania lawmakers are scheduled to recess for the summer at the end of the month.

06/16/2014

Gaming Control Board member Greg Fajt (center) (Credit: Tony Romeo)

Valley Forge Casino Boss Gets Grilling From Gaming Board

The man in charge of the Valley Forge Casino Resort was in the hot seat this past week.

06/15/2014

(A US military drone operating in Afghanistan.  File photo by John Moore/ Getty Images)

Pa. Lawmakers Move To Shield Outdoorsmen From Drone Surveillance

The sponsor of the bills says the legislation is prompted by sportsmen in Massachusetts who expressed concerns about drones being used to videotape legal hunting and fishing.

06/13/2014

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Sugarhouse Planning Temporary Poker Room For September Opening

Sugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton says the demand for live poker play has been there since day one.

06/11/2014

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