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.
An expansion of Medicaid eligibility under a 2010 landmark federal health care law would boost the state’s finances by hundreds of millions of dollars a year, the Pennsylvania Legislature’s nonpartisan fiscal analysts said Tuesday.
A bill is making its way through the Pennsylvania State Legislature that would allow employers to keep state income tax money they withhold from their new employees.
A local state lawmaker wants to increase the speed limit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The House transportation committee has approved a bill that would allow the Turnpike Commission to raise the speed limit to 70 mph.
KDKA AM’s Larry and John talk to the Allegheny Conference’s Ken Zapinsky about possible revenue streams for public transportation that Harrisburg is sitting on.
A new bill would make Happy Hour even happier in Pennsylvania. Instead of just two hours, restaurants and bars could have 4-hour Happy Hours.
Right now, if parents choose to send their children to private or parochial schools, they must pay for that education and still pay taxes to fund their local public schools.
With the threat of privatization looming, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board has come up with a proposal that would keep the system under state control.
What people really don’t like about Gov. Tom Corbett’s proposed budget is what’s not being cut, like the state legislature. It’s the biggest full-time legislature in the country and one of the highest-paid.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A state lawmaker wants to tax plastic bags. Pennsylvania State Senator Daylin Leach’s, D-Montgomery/Delaware, proposed legislation SB 590 that would place a 2-cent tax on plastic bags provided to consumers by retailers. […]
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — The average Pennsylvanian makes about $44,000. The average state legislator in Harrisburg makes about $78,000 until last week when an automatic cost of living hike gave them each a $1,300 raise. They […]
After the high of winning a big election is over, the reality of governing a very big state in difficult economic times with a huge budget deficit and lots of different critics is enough to […]