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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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Supreme Court Ruling Makes Pride Parades Historic, Jubilant

Rainbows and good cheer were out in force Sunday as hundreds of thousands of people packed gay pride events from Chicago to New York City, where the governor officiated at a wedding, just days after the Supreme Court’s landmark ruling legalizing same-sex marriage.

06/28/2015

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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.

06/26/2015

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Local Leaders Share Support For SCOTUS Ruling On Same-Sex Marriage

Lots of people around the country have showed their support for the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage Friday.

06/26/2015

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Foreign Suspect Indicted In UPMC Identity Theft Tax Case

A federal grand jury has indicted a foreign citizen in a conspiracy to file more than 900 phony federal tax returns seeking $2.2 million in refunds by using employee information stolen from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

06/26/2015

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City Seeing Resistance To New Bike Lanes, Calling It “Bikelash”

The mayor calls it “bikelash” — a resistance to change for a healthier, more vibrant city.

06/25/2015

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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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