Shouting, Name-Calling Highlight Welfare Bill In Pennsylvania SenateThe Pennsylvania Senate devolved into partisan shouting, name-calling and bare-knuckled procedural tactics over a bill to end a decades-old program that offers $200 a month to people deemed unable to work.
State Senate Votes To Allow Local Police To Use Radar To Catch Speeding DriversThe Pennsylvania State Senate voted to allow local officers to use radar to catch drivers exceeding speed limits.
Senate Moves To Let Unaffiliated People Cast Primary VotesPennsylvania voters who aren't registered as members of a political party would have the option of participating in primary elections under a measure advanced by the state Senate.
Pa. State Senate Panel Votes To End Most Vehicle Emissions TestsIn a 9-5 party-line vote, the Pa. state Senate Transportation Committee advanced legislation that would end mandatory emissions tests.
Senate Passes Bill To Expand Armed Security In Pa. SchoolsPennsylvania's Senate is backing legislation that supporters say give school districts and private schools more options to hire armed security guards.
Robert Evanchick Confirmed As State Police CommissionerThe Pennsylvania State Senate has confirmed acting state police commissioner Robert Evanchick to permanent status.
Pennsylvania Senate Democrats Want To Extend Security Money To Houses Of WorshipDemocratic lawmakers in the state senate want to provide grants to protect houses of worship from hate crimes.
Pittsburgh's New Gun Legislation Includes A Red Flag RuleA red flag rule allows authorities to temporarily seize guns from people deemed to be a danger to themselves or others.
Fight Over Sexual Abuse Victims' Lawsuit Time Limit Returns To SenateSenate Democrats are attempting anew to give now-adult victims of child sexual abuse a reprieve from time limits in state law that prohibit them from suing perpetrators and institutions that may have covered it up.
Bill To Help Homebound Students Passes State Senate UnanimouslyThe Pennsylvania State Senate voted unanimously to pass a bill helping homebound students.
Raja, Iovino Campaigns Preparing For Final Weekend Before Tuesday's Special ElectionCampaign volunteers at both the Raja and Iovino headquarters were gearing up for the last weekend push.
New State Law Allows School Buses To Record SoundIt used to be if you to be if you had a camera on a school bus, you could only record video.
Raja & Smith Battle For Local State Senate SeatHalf the Pennsylvania State Senate is on the ballot next week, but many state senators face little or no opposition.