Pennsylvania Seeking To Change The Gas Tax, Looking For Other Revenue OptionsWith more people driving hybrid and electric cars, the gas tax is not bringing in the money it once did. That money is critically needed to repair the Commonwealth's roads and bridges. So the state is looking for a way to eliminate the gas tax and 'replace' it with some other revenue stream.
Democratic State Officials Say There Is No Labor Shortage But Wages Need To Be RaisedState Senator Jay Costa from Allegheny County joined other state officials to discuss what they called the "labor shortage myth."
Louise Costa, Matriarch Of Pittsburgh Family Passes AwayThe matriarch of a politically influential Pittsburgh family has passed away.
KDKA Investigates: Legislators Push For Police De-Escalation Training In Wake Of Antwon Rose ShootingIn response to the fatal shooting of Antwon Rose, there's been a push to fund something called de-escalation training for police officers.
Supreme Court Makes Sports Betting A Possibility NationwideThe Supreme Court has struck down a federal law that bars gambling on football, basketball, baseball and other sports in most states, giving states the go-ahead to legalize betting on sports.
Wolf Urges State House To Act On Revenue PackageLate last month, the state Senate passed a measure to close the $2.2 billion budget gap, and now Governor Wolf is pressuring the House to move forward.
Lawmakers Looking To End ‘Lunch Shaming’Lawmakers are working to take action aimed at ending the practice known as “lunch shaming.”
PennDOT, Pa. Turnpike Propose Speed-Monitoring Cameras To Ensure Work Zone SafetyWith all the road projects underway throughout the summer, it can be dangerous for construction workers. PennDOT has now come up with a new way to keep an eye on drivers and try to slow them down.
Local Lawmakers Call For Shakeup At Agency That Monitors City FinancesPennsylvania State Senators Jay Costa and Wayne Fontana have become the latest lawmakers to call for a shakeup at the Intergovernmental Cooperation Authority, which oversees the City of Pittsburgh’s finances.
Munhall Mayor Honored For Decades Of ServiceMunhall has been the mayor's workplace since 1964. He was auditor for eight years, then served on council for 15 and took over as mayor.
Bill Introduced To Prevent Turnpike Drivers From Avoiding TollsKDKA was the first to report about drivers blowing through the toll area on the Turnpike without paying, but that soon could change.
Senators Offer Bi-Partisan Bill To Give Highmark Customers Access To UPMCIn just nine months, Highmark Blue Cross/Blue Shield subscribers will lose low-cost access to UPMC doctors and facilities.
Local Politician Working On Bill To Criminalize Revenge SitesThey’re sites of revenge and spite – nationally there’s TheDirty.com – and closer to home there’s Butler Trash, where anonymous users post lewd pictures and scurrilous accusations, calling their victims drug and sex addicts and worse.
Democratic Lawmakers Call On Governor To Fund TransportationA group of Democratic lawmakers from our area urged Governor Tom Corbett to come up with more money to improve transportation infrastructure and do more for mass transit.
Could There Be 2 Pa. Primaries At Double The Cost?The Pennsylvania Primary is April 24. But could there be a second primary later this year - at double the expense to taxpayers?