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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

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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

(Irvin Rosenfeld shows his legally prescribed marijuana cigarettes during his testimony before the Pa. Senate's Law and Justice Committee.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Medical Marijuana Nearing a Vote in Pennsylvania Legislature

At a hearing on medical marijuana, the committee heard testimony from Irvin Rosenfeld, one of only a few people who get marijuana for medicinal purposes approved by the federal government.

06/10/2014

Union Dues Rally. Photo Credit: Tony Romeo

Pa. Lawmakers Battle Over Union Dues Collection

By Tony Romeo HARRISBURG (CBS) — The issue of whether government payroll deductions to collect union dues should be allowed to continue began to heat up in the state capitol last week. Supporters of a […]

06/09/2014

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Reports: No Evidence Corbett Slowed Pace Of Sandusky Investigation

Published reports say the results of the attorney general’s probe show no evidence that Governor Tom Corbett deliberately slowed the pace of the investigation into Jerry Sandusky’s sex abuse.

06/07/2014

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Governor Christie: Plenty Of Cash For Corbett

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, chairman of the Republican Governors Association, says poll-challenged colleague, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett, can win in November.

06/07/2014

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Gaming Regulator Says Internet Gambling In Pa. Is At Least A Year Away

The chairman of the Gaming Control Board is sounding a note of caution about the possible launch of Internet gambling in Pennsylvania.

06/04/2014

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Pa. Lawmakers Mull Smaller Legislature, Judiciary, And No Lt. Gov.

A state senate committee has advanced legislation that could start the lengthy process of amending the state constitution to reduce the size of the legislature and judiciary and to eliminate the post of lieutenant governor.

06/04/2014

Sugarhouse Casino general manager Wendy Hamilton testifies before a Pennsylvania state senate committee.   Photo by Tony Romeo)

SugarHouse Boss Says Philadelphia Shouldn’t Have Another Casino

Sugarhouse general manager Wendy Hamilton is disputing the findings of a consultant hired by the legislature that the region can handle at least one more casino.

06/03/2014

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Pa. Lawmakers Move To Codify Legal Uses For Electronic Welfare Cards

It is already the current policy of the state’s Department of Public Welfare to prohibit the use electronic benefits transfer cards for tobacco and alcohol, and to prohibit their use in casinos or adult entertainment establishments.

06/02/2014

Sam Rohrer, at the Pennsylvania capitol in Harrisburg.  Photo by Tony Romeo)

Pastors’ Group Thinks Gov. Corbett Should Appeal Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

Former state representative Sam Rohrer is president of the American Pastors Network and the Pennsylvania Pastors Network, both based in Elverson, Pa.

06/02/2014

The Capitol Building in Pennsylvania's capital Harrisburg. (Credit: MLADEN ANTONOV/AFP/Getty Images)

Tough Budget Decisions Ahead For PA Lawmakers

With a deficit well north of a billion dollars, even some Republican lawmakers are eyeing a natural gas extraction tax.

06/02/2014

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Corbett Meets Investigator Examining His Handling Of Sandusky Scandal

Governor Corbett has met with the man hired by the attorney general to probe why Corbett’s investigation of Jerry Sandusky took as long as it did.

05/31/2014

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