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PUC Gives Verizon Price Flexibility Over Basic Service In Urban Areas

It appears the state’s biggest basic landline provider will soon be able to set its own prices for local exchange service without approval of state regulators.

02/27/2015

Pennsylvania Driver's License (Credit: Andrew Kramer)

Tens Of Thousands Of Pa. Drivers Getting New Licenses After Faulty Ones Issued

If you got or renewed your Pennsylvania driver’s license over the past four months, you may be getting a new one in the mail.

02/27/2015

House Speaker Mike Turzai (left) speaks with Capitol reporters after the vote. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

State House Passes Bill That Would Privatize Liquor Sales in Pa.

For the second time in two years, the state House is sending senate legislation to privatize liquor sales in Pennsylvania.

02/26/2015

Lebanon County Republican Mike Folmer (L) during a hearing on the issue of legalizing medical marijuana. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Key State Senator Aims To Move Forward Bill To Legalize Medical Marijuana In Pennsylvania

Lebanon County Republican Mike Folmer says he’s pushing full steam ahead with legislation to legalize medical marijuana in Pennsylvania after a hearing on the issue Wednesday morning.

02/25/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Governor Wolf Announces Plan To Radically Change Pennsylvania’s Corporate Tax Structure

Governor Wolf traveled to the Lehigh Valley Wednesday to announce his proposal to cut the state’s corporate net income tax in half within two years, from 9-point-99 percent, to 4-point-99 percent.

02/25/2015

Governor Tom Wolf, in file photo. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Governor Wolf Plays It Close To The Vest As He Prepares Budget Address

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf says he thinks there will be some “nice surprises” in the budget address he is preparing to deliver to the state legislature next week. But for now, he’s not tipping his hand.

02/24/2015

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Gov. Wolf’s Plan To Fill 2 Pa. Supreme Court Vacancies Falls Apart

The plan to fill two vacancies on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has run aground now that one of Governor Wolf’s nominees has withdrawn his name.

02/23/2015

Chester County Republican Chris Ross during Monday's meeting. (Credit: Tony Romeo)

State House Committee Sets Stage For Another Pa. Liquor Privatization Battle

The state House Liquor Control Committee advanced a liquor privatization bill Monday, setting up a likely vote by the full House later this week.

02/23/2015

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Pennsylvania Senate Advances Proposed Constitutional Amendment On Charities

The Pennsylvania Senate has taken another step toward an amendment to the state constitution that would have the legislature, and not courts, decide which organizations qualify as charities and are thus exempt from certain taxes.

02/22/2015

Tom Wolf File Photo (credit: Pat Loeb/KYW)

Gov. Wolf Seeks Healthy Pa. Natural Gas Industry; Again Denies Ban Threat

Governor Wolf, who proposed a tax on natural gas drilling last week, says he wants the natural gas industry to succeed in the state and denies that he’s threatening a ban.

02/19/2015

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane. (credit: David Spunt)

Judge In Kane Case: Truth Is “Crying” To Be Heard

The judge who appointed a special prosecutor to investigate Attorney General Kathleen Kane said in a court brief that “the truth is crying to be heard.”

02/19/2015

File photo: Former Pennsylvania Treasurer  Rob McCord. (credit: Tony Romeo)

Pa. Treasurer Pleads Guilty To Strongarming Donors For His Gubernatorial Campaign

Former Pennsylvania state treasurer Rob McCord pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of attempting to extort donations during his unsuccessful Democratic primary campaign for governor last year.

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Pennsylvania A Step Closer To Longer Serving Judges

Pennsylvania is one step closer to an amendment to the state constitution that would allow judges to serve five more years before reaching mandatory retirement age.

02/15/2015

The chairman of the state Senate Transportation Committee, John Rafferty, has been pushing for the legislation for four years, and is optimistic it will get done in the new session. (credit: Tony Romeo/KYW)

Pennsylvania Lawmakers Seek Ignition Interlocks For First Time DUI Offenders

State lawmakers believe they are close to enacting legislation that would require ignition interlock systems for some first-time offenders convicted of driving under the influence.

02/15/2015

Senator Jake Corman speaks with reporters in his Capitol office on Wednesday. (credit Tony Romeo)

State Senator Keeps Pressure On NCAA Over Penn State Sanctions

The state senator who represents Penn State country says he believes there may be Congressional hearings into the harsh punishment originally handed out by the NCAA as the result of the Jerry Sandusky scandal.

02/12/2015

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