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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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State Senate Holds Last Hearing On Liquor Privatization

The state Senate held its third and final hearing Tuesday on a variety of plans to privatize part or all of the state’s wine and spirits business.

06/04/2013

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Changes In Voting & Registration Could Be Coming Soon

The deadline to register to vote in Pennsylvania is coming up. However, the current way of registering may soon be a thing of the past.

04/19/2013

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Rally To Be Held To Push For Long-Term Transit Fix

There is a push by local business and community leaders to come up with a long-term solution to public transportation in Pittsburgh.

04/18/2013

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Pa. House Approves Modified Liquor Privatization Bill

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives is expected to begin debate, and vote, on controversial legislation to privatize the state-owned liquor system.

03/21/2013

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Raja & Smith Battle For Local State Senate Seat

Half the Pennsylvania State Senate is on the ballot next week, but many state senators face little or no opposition.

11/02/2012

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Vulakovich Wins Special Election To Replace Orie

A special election was held today to replace former State Sen. Jane Orie.

08/07/2012

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Pa. Legislators Enjoy 12-Week Break From Harrisburg

Pennsylvania has the largest full-time state legislature in the nation — the second highest paid in the country — and here’s another distinction — it takes one of the longest legislative breaks every summer.

07/10/2012

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Pa. Republicans Nominate Vulakovich For Special Election

The match-up is now set for the special election to fill the seat formerly held by convicted, former State Sen. Jane Orie.

06/16/2012

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Special Election To Fill Orie’s Senate Seat Set For August

The date for the special election to fill the State Senate seat left opening following the resignation of former State Sen. Jane Orie has now been set.

05/25/2012

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Congressional District Reshaping Favors Republicans

A bill to draw new congressional districts for Pennsylvania is on a fast-track in Harrisburg.

12/14/2011

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State Senate Takes Up School Voucher Bill

This afternoon, the state Senate began consideration of a school voucher bill. Its supporters say it will create competition to make public schools better, but some worry about its impact on public education.

10/26/2011

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Should State Sen. Jane Orie Resign?

Privately, Republican leaders are weighing whether to ask the Republican senator to step down.

08/30/2011

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State Lawmakers Look To Crack Down On Teen Drivers

The State House is looking at ways to crack down on teens and technology behind the wheel. On Monday, lawmakers are set to vote on some sweeping changes that would bar drivers from texting and would keep teens from playing taxi driver.

05/06/2011

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Lawmaker Wants Better Pay For Part-Time Police Officers

To Rankin police officer Rich Adams, police work is not just a job – it’s a vocation. That’s why he’s willing to work part-time and patrol these streets for $9.05 an hour.

04/07/2011

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