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GOP’s Patchwork $29.1B Budget Speeds Toward Votes

Pennsylvania state lawmakers are preparing for more votes as they try to advance an approximately $29.1 billion spending plan for the new fiscal year that’s nearly here.

06/30/2014

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Taxes Go Up When States Have Higher Public Corruption

Public corruption is no stranger to this state, whether it’s Republicans like former Pennsylvania Sen. Jane Orie and House Speaker John Perzel or Democrats like former Pennsylvania Rep. Mike Veon and House Speaker Bill DeWeese.

06/11/2014

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Federal Judge Rules Pa. Gay Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

A Federal judge is expected to issue his ruling on Pennsylvania’s gay marriage ban.

05/20/2014

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Democrats Walk Out During Kane Impeachment Plan Hearing

Democrats on a state House committee walked out of a hearing on a resolution calling for the impeachment of Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane, a fellow Democrat.

05/06/2014

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Local Salon Owners Gear Up For New Tanning Bed Bill

Doctors have been long concerned about the health risks of tanning beds, and in just a matter of days, many of those concerns will be written in a new state law.

05/05/2014

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Families Threaten Sit-In At Governor’s Office Over Medical Marijuana

Pennsylvania parents with children afflicted with seizures are feeling increasingly desperate.

04/28/2014

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Pa. Gay Marriage Ban Critics Seek Ruling

Gay couples and others challenging Pennsylvania’s 1996 law banning same-sex marriage asked a federal judge Monday to bypass a trial in favor of a quicker ruling in the case.

04/21/2014

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New State Law Allows School Buses To Record Sound

It used to be if you to be if you had a camera on a school bus, you could only record video.

03/24/2014

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Senators Offer Bi-Partisan Bill To Give Highmark Customers Access To UPMC

In just nine months, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield subscribers will lose low-cost access to UPMC doctors and facilities.

03/24/2014

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Pa. Lawmakers Consider Bills To Require Electricity Companies To Give Rate Hike Notices

A hearing in Harrisburg of the House Consumer Affairs Committee brought strong words from legislators on winter electricity price hikes that plagued thousands in this region.

03/20/2014

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Ex-Pa. Speaker Perzel Plans Future After Prison

Former Pennsylvania House Speaker John Perzel is looking forward to his future now that he’s out of prison – but it won’t be in Harrisburg.

03/09/2014

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Pa. Falcon Cam

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, a pair of peregrine falcons has rekindled their love.

02/14/2014

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Corbett Asks Court To Reverse Decision On Voter ID

Lawyers for Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett say a judge made a host of mistakes in deciding to throw out the state’s requirement that voters display photo identification.

01/27/2014

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State Pension Fund Chairman Plans To Resign

The chairman of Pennsylvania’s $26.5 billion state employee pension system said Monday he is stepping down, partly because of state Treasurer Rob McCord’s criticism of the handling of allegations of possible misconduct against its chief investment officer.

12/30/2013

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Teacher Drug Testing Bill Advances In Harrisburg

Teachers on drugs is a growing problem, says one official who wants to stop it.

12/17/2013

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