Sen. Jay Costa Facing Rare Challenge In Democratic Primary From Businessman Bill Brittain, Who Is 'Pushing For The Future' Of The PartySen. Jay Costa is facing a challenge from businessman Bill Brittain.
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.
Pa. Lawmakers Introduce Legislation To Improve Police-Community RelationsSince the shooting of teenager Antwon Rose II by an East Pittsburgh Police officer earlier this year, there have have been protests and the filing of criminal charges, and now there's new legislation in Harrisburg.
State, Local Lawmakers Hold Police-Community Relations MeetingSome state lawmakers were in western Pennsylvania Tuesday to talk about improving community and police relations.
Senator Jay Costa Drafts Legislation To Tackle Underpaid, Under-Trained Police OfficersPolice in financially-strapped towns can barely pay their officers -- and perhaps the outcry over the recent tragedy will get them the additional training they need.
Parents Of Slain Pitt Student Want More Than JusticeAs they await the extradition and trial of their daughter's alleged murderer, the parents of a slain Pitt student are trying to make a difference.
Health Agency Consolidation May Be Another Sign Of Worsening State Budget CrisisThere are growing signs of a worsening budget crisis for Pennsylvania.
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.
Gov. Wolf Says Budget Can Hit Goals Without Major Tax IncreaseDemocratic Gov. Tom Wolf is backing off his proposal for an increase on sales or income taxes, and now says his budget priorities can be met without it.
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.
Gov. Wolf Backs State Medical Marijuana BillThree U.S. senators – Rand Paul (R/KY), Kirsten Gillibrand (D/NY), and Corey Booker (D/NJ) -- introduced a bill on Tuesday that could relax the federal ban on medical marijuana.
Sen. Costa Talks Pennsylvania BudgetState Senator Jay Costa believes there are numerous other methods to solve the budget crisis than pension cuts. He joined Mike Pintek to talk about his ideas.
Lawmaker Calls For Charter School AccountabilityThe Urban Pathways Charter School Board met this week to discuss a KDKA Investigation’s findings of runaway spending. But they were in no talking mood with us.
Experts Discuss Lottery PrivatizationKDKA Radio's Mike Pintek speaks with the Director of the Center for Politics and Public Affairs at Franklin and Marshall College Dr. G. Terry Madonna in the first half of the hour.
Sen. Jay Costa Talks Concussions & PoliticsSen. Jay Costa joined Rob Pratte on the Weekend Magazine to talk about a wide variety of topics.