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Bucks Co. Withholding All Tax Payments To Harrisburg

Elected officials in a suburban Philadelphia county have turned the tables on state government, withholding all tax payments owed to Pennsylvania because state lawmakers and the governor have failed to reach agreement on a budget.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/25/2015

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Wolf Says Ball Is In GOP’s Court After Budget Deal Blowup

With the collapse of a fragile deal to end a five-month budget stalemate, Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that the next step is up to Republican legislative majority leaders.


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Gov. Wolf Cautiously Optimistic To Have Budget Before Thanksgiving

The framework is in place to end the five-month budget impasse in Pennsylvania and Gov. Tom Wolf joined the “KDKA Morning News” with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about the proposed sales tax increase and property tax relief.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/13/2015

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Veterans Day Parade Could Present Traffic Challenge

In years past the Veteran’s Day parade was every November 11th no matter what day it fell on but recently it moved to Saturday to help boost attendance and give more people a chance to attend.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/06/2015

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How Do You Decide When Your Child Is Too Sick For School?

t is a question many parents face during the school year, when do you decide that your child is too sick to go to school? Sometimes it is obvious but other times it’s not so clear.

Allegheny County Health Department Director Dr. Karen Hacker joined the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to give some tips.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–11/04/2015

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GOP Presidential Candidates Square Off In Another Debate

Marco Rubio bid forcefully for control of the Republican Party’s establishment wing in Wednesday night’s third GOP debate, deflecting jabs from Jeb Bush, who desperately sought to right his floundering campaign.


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Officials Considering Moving Regatta Back To August In 2016

Officials are considering moving the date of the EQT Three Rivers Regatta back to August in 2016.


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Former Steelers LB Foote To Take On 101-Year-Old Bloomfield Man In Bocce Match

Before the Steelers take on the Cardinals Sunday at Heinz Field former Steeler and current Arizona Cardinals Coach Larry Foote will be involved in a battle to decide who the true champion of bocce ball is.

Foote, who learned to play bocce in Pittsburgh while he was playing for the Steelers and has loved it ever since, split his first two matches with 101 year-old Uncle Gene Mariani, who has been playing bocce for over 80 years.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/16/2015

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Gov. Wolf Says He Won’t Cave On Demand To Fix State’s Deficit

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf said Tuesday that he won’t cave on his demand that lawmakers agree to measures to wipe out the state government’s long-term deficit that has plunged its credit rating into the bottom ranks of states.


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Former Steeler Andy Russell Supporting Food Bank In Multiple Ways

Former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Andy Russell joined “The KDKA Morning News” to talk about his event to support the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–10/05/2015

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Bishop Zubik: Atmosphere ‘Electric’ Around Pope Francis

Bishop David Zubik joined the “KDKA Morning News” live from the south lawn of the White House Wednesday morning in anticipation of the pope’s first address since arriving in the United States.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–09/23/2015

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Rep. Murphy ‘Bitter’ Over Lack Of Action On Mental Health Bill

The killing of a TV news crew in Roanoke on Wednesday by what appears to have been done by a man with mental illness is the latest example for Pa. Congressman Tim Murphy of a mental health system that needs fixed.

Murphy joined the KDKA Morning News to talk about his frustration over the lack of action by Congress and that his mental health bill (H.R. 2646) needs to become law before another tragedy.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/28/2015

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Steelers Insider Ed Bouchette Says Vick Was Best Backup QB Available

The signing of Michael Vick has become a hot button issue in town with his past conviction for dog fighting.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/26/2015

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Gov. Wolf & GOP Leaders Continue To Battle Over Budget

On Tuesday, Gov. Tom Wolf joined “The KDKA Morning News” with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about the state budget and how negations with Republican leadership are going.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/19/2015

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Kinky Boots’ Billy Porter Waited His Whole Life To Perform In Pittsburgh

It’s not often the Tony award winning star of a Broadway musical joins a traveling cast but Pittsburgh’s own Billy Porter had a lifelong goal he wanted to accomplish.

Porter joined the KDKA Morning News with Larry Richert and John Shumway to talk about appearing in Pittsburgh CLO’s Kinky Boots, his latest album and why making a rare off-Broadway appearance in his hometown was important to him.

NewsRadio 1020 KDKA–08/07/2015

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