Analysis: Pennsylvania House, Senate In A 'Salamandoff’This past week, the Senate voted for a bill that would make a salamander called the eastern hellbender the official state amphibian.
Latest GOP Revenue Proposal On Agenda As PA House ReturnsThe revenue proposal involves tapping special funds that are not in the state’s general fund budget.
Wolf Issues Warning, PA House GOP Mulls New No-Tax, No Borrow-Revenue PlanState House Republican members this week are being briefed on a new proposal to balance the budget that would rely mostly on transferring what supporters say is surplus money from special funds.
PA House Approves Bill Cracking Down On 'Stop-and-Go' StoresThe bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.
Bill Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks Heads To PA SenateA bill that would ban abortion after 20 weeks passed the Pennsylvania House and is now headed to the Senate.
Medical Marijuana Amendment Advances In Pennsylvania HouseMedical marijuana has cleared a major hurdle in the state legislature with state House approval of an amendment Monday night.
Pennsylvania House Committee Advances Internet Gaming BillA state House committee on Wednesday advanced a bill that would regulate Internet gambling in Pennsylvania and make other changes to the state gaming law.
House Panel Gets Earful On Hearing Regarding Single-Family Homes As College Student RentalsA Pennsylvania House panel got an earful while conducting a hearing in West Chester on proposed legislation to preempt local ordinances that restrict the use of single-family homes as college student rentals.
Budget Marathon Continues At PA CapitolThe GOP-controlled House voted on Saturday to send a Republican-drafted budget to the Senate, which is expected to vote on it Tuesday.
After Primary Loss, Neilson Will Resign Council To Run For State HouseIt was in August of last year that Ed Neilson was sworn in to City Council, to fill the seat made vacant by the resignation of Bill Green.
Pa. House Approves Increasing 911 Phone Bill Fee To $1.65Pennsylvanians may soon be paying a larger monthly fee on their phone bills following state House passage on Monday of a measure designed to help counties fund their 911 emergency communications centers.
Pa. House Republicans Still Tweaking Their Rival Plan For Statewide Property Tax ReliefStan Saylor (R-York County) told the committe that the GOP property tax relief plan, like Gov. Wolf’s plan, would reduce but not eliminate school property taxes in Pennsylvania.
Pa. Lawmakers Hold Philadelphia Hearing On Medical Marijuana LegalizationOpinions differed among experts on whether the Pennsylvania legislature should join 23 other states in approving marijuana for medical use.
Pa. Lawmakers Tighten Teacher Background ChecksThe House voted unanimously on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would require schools and their contractors to conduct the checks before offering jobs to anyone who has direct contact with students.
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.