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In Pittsburgh, Wolf Seeks Public Help To Get Budget Through Harrisburg

Governor Tom Wolf pressed the flesh with North Hills school officials as he worked to distinguish his state budget proposal from the Republican budget he vetoed.

07/13/2015

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Budget Deadlock Approaching 3rd Week With No Talks Planned

No negotiations between the Wolf administration and leaders of the Legislature’s Republican majority are scheduled as Pennsylvania’s budget stalemate approaches its third week.

07/13/2015

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Pennsylvania Attorney General Blasts Gov. Wolf Death Penalty Stand

Pennsylvania’s attorney general says Gov. Tom Wolf’s death penalty moratorium is blatantly unconstitutional and wants the state Supreme Court to clear the way for the state’s first execution since 1999.

07/08/2015

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Many Worried After Computer Glitches Interrupt NYSE, Travel, News

First, United Airlines, then the New York Stock Exchange, and then the Wall Street Journal; travel, money and news were all interrupted Wednesday by computer glitches.

07/08/2015

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Pittsburgh Simplifies Ordinance For Chickens, Urban Farming

Pittsburgh City Council has simplified an ordinance governing people who want to keep chickens, ducks or goats on their property.

07/08/2015

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Report Clears Pittsburgh VA Of Legionnaires’ Allegations

The Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System occasionally delayed reporting test results for patients suspected of having Legionnaires’ disease, but treatment wasn’t affected by those delays, the VA’s Office of Inspector General said in a report issued Tuesday.

07/08/2015

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Budget Impasse Continues With Differences From Last One

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf isn’t backing off his demand for a new state budget after vetoing a $30.2 billion document passed solely by Republican state lawmakers.

07/07/2015

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O’Connor Proposes Paid Sick Leave For All Workers In The City

Workers recently demonstrated downtown, demanding that all employers provide paid sick leave to everyone who works in the city.

07/06/2015

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Negotiators To Meet Amid Pennsylvania’s Budget Stalemate

The Wolf administration and top lawmakers are expected to resume talking as Pennsylvania state government starts its new fiscal year with limited spending authority because the sides didn’t reach agreement on budget legislation.

07/06/2015

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Gov. Wolf Vetoes Bill That Would Have Privatized Sales Of Wine, Liquor

Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a bill that would have privatized the sales of wine, liquor.

07/02/2015

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Wolf Veto Message Outlines Reasons He Rejected GOP’s Budget

Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf’s veto message to state lawmakers says the budget they’ve just sent him doesn’t spend enough on education and will make the state’s deficit worse.

07/01/2015

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Governor Wolf Vetoes Entire Republican Budget Bill, Liquor Legislation Up In The Air

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday he will veto the Republican-crafted spending plan that the GOP’s huge majorities in the state Legislature sent to him just hours before the state government’s fiscal year ended.

06/30/2015

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House To Consider Changes To Pa. Public Sector Pension Plans

Proposals to move Pennsylvania’s newly hired public school employees and state workers into a 401(k)-style retirement plan and to privatize liquor sales faced state lawmakers Monday, less than two days before the annual budget deadline.

06/29/2015

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GOP Bill To Privatize Wine, Liquor Sales Under Construction

A bill to allow private licensees to take over the state-controlled sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania is under construction by House and Senate Republicans.

06/29/2015

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Pennsylvania Lawmakers Work Through Weekend On State Budget

Pennsylvania lawmakers returned to the Capitol on Sunday amid expectations the Republican majority will soon send the Democratic governor a state budget he has threatened to veto and other legislation he may also reject.

06/28/2015

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Sophie Masloff Remembered In Photos

Remembering Pittsburgh’s first female mayor Sophie Masloff. Masloff died Sunday, Aug. 17 at the age of 96. She’s credited with the idea of creating PNC Park – a stadium just for baseball, for sprucing up the city and her signature Pittsburgh charm.

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Election Night 2012

President Barack Obama wins a second term in office on Nov. 6, 2012.

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Memorable Political Foibles

When politicians make the news, it’s not always for their politics. We’re taking a look back at stories that were the talk of the town.

Sen. Carper (center) commutes everyday from his home in Wilmington, Del. to Capitol Hill.

The Scoop On The Senate

Which senator has already claimed his title as “Trail Blazer” – on his mausoleum? Which one has scaled more than 50 mountains in his home state? Alabama to Illinois, click through to find out.

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Michelle Obama: The First Lady’s Fashion

All eyes have been on Michelle Obama before she entered the White House. Here’s a look at some of the first lady’s fashion styles.

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