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Unlikely Pair Of Legislators Offer Solution To UPMC-Highmark Dispute

They could not be more different – 57-year-old liberal Democrat Dan Frankel from Squirrel Hill and 29-year-old conservative Republican Jim Christiana of Beaver.

09/27/2013

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Trooper Shot In Jefferson County

A Pennsylvania State trooper has been injured in a shooting in Jefferson County.

09/26/2013

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Pa. Auditor General: State Failure To Reimburse Means Charter Schools Hurt Public Schools

An audit by state Auditor General Eugene DePasquale found school districts are hurting financially because Governor Corbett and the legislature no longer reimburse school districts when their students attend charter schools. KDKA’s Jon Delano has the story.

09/13/2013

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Judge Vows Quick Pa. Same-Sex Marriage Case Ruling

A Pennsylvania judge is promising to rule quickly on whether a county clerk should be ordered to stop handing out marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

09/04/2013

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Landmark Gay Marriage Hearing Approaches In Pa.

For two months, an elected court clerk in the Philadelphia suburbs has been giving something to same-sex couples they have not been able to get anywhere else: a Pennsylvania marriage license.

09/01/2013

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State Senator Proposes Taxing Plastic Bags

Every year Americans use more than 100 billion plastic bags.

08/23/2013

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Local Mayor Says He Will Marry Gay Couples Despite State Ban

Lawyers asked a state court on Friday to throw out a lawsuit that seeks to stop a rogue county official from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, who cannot legally wed in Pennsylvania.

08/02/2013

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Lawyers Spar Over Voter ID Law In Court

The judge in Pennsylvania’s voter-identification law trial cleared the courtroom Tuesday so lawyers could spar in private over how many voters may have been unable to obtain an acceptable photo IDs before last year’s election.

07/30/2013

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Former Turnpike CEO To Learn Fate In Corruption Case

A judge is about to make a decision about which charges, if any, will be held for trial in a Pennsylvania Turnpike corruption case.

07/16/2013

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Decision Nears In Former Turnpike CEO Corruption Case

We should know by tomorrow who among the former leadership of the Turnpike Commission charged in this scandal will go to trial, and who, if any, will not.

07/15/2013

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Pa. Law Banning Gay Marriage Faces Court Challenge

The American Civil Liberties Union said it filed the first known legal challenge Tuesday seeking to overturn a state law effectively banning same-sex marriage in Pennsylvania, the only northeastern state that doesn’t allow it or civil unions.

07/09/2013

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Local Lawmakers Unhappy Pa. Legislature Won’t Return Until Sept. 23

When the state legislature left Harrisburg earlier this week for summer break, Governor Corbett wasn’t the only one frustrated with their inability to pass major pieces of legislation like transportation funding and liquor reform.

07/05/2013

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Pennsylvania Medicaid Expansion Shelved

On Wednesday, a state Senate committee gave up its effort to expand the state’s Medicaid program to tens of thousands of uninsured Pennsylvanians.

KDKA-TV–07/03/2013

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Rep. Metcalfe Stops Openly Gay Legislator From Speaking

Pa. Rep. Brian Sims, a Philadelphia Democrat and the only openly gay legislator in Pennsylvania, says Pa. Rep. Daryl Metcalfe, a Cranberry Republican, invoked a House rule to keep Sims from talking about the Supreme Court’s gay marriage rulings.

06/28/2013

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Education Advocates Protest Funding Cuts In Harrisburg

Hundreds of teachers and public school supporters rallied in Harrisburg Tuesday afternoon hoping to stall school closings and layoffs this fall.

06/25/2013

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