- House digs into Senate GOP bill to overhaul public pensions Updated: Jun-02-15 6:44 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A key Pennsylvania state Republican House lawmaker signaled support Tuesday for major provisions in a Senate Republican plan to end the traditional pension benefit for school and state government employees.
- Wolf seeks state authority over health insurance marketplace Updated: Jun-02-15 3:15 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf's administration said Tuesday it has formally applied to take over the operation of Pennsylvania's health insurance marketplace as the Democrat seeks a bulwark against the potential loss of health insurance subsidies for hundreds of thousands of state residents.
- State House Republicans push Wolf taxes to unanimous defeat Updated: Jun-01-15 7:23 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A measure combining all of Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's proposed tax increases went down unanimously Monday in the state House, but Republicans and Democrats had much different reasons for voting against it.
- Philly lawmaker Waters pleads guilty in lobbyist sting case Updated: Jun-01-15 5:24 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Democratic state lawmaker has formally resigned his seat in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives after pleading guilty to nine counts of conflict of interest.
- Police: Man drove 91 mph, hit police SUV, injuring troopers Updated: May-30-15 9:14 pm
POTTSVILLE, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania State Police say a 30-year-old man has been arrested on charges stemming from a crash Thursday that left him and two troopers injured and a state police vehicle totaled.
- The Capitol's hot topic? How long a budget deal will take Updated: May-30-15 12:46 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - It's the talk of the Capitol: How long will it take for Gov. Tom Wolf and the Republican-controlled Legislature to settle on a budget?
- State wins court order in UPMC-Highmark fight over Medicare Updated: May-29-15 6:23 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf and Attorney General Kathleen Kane hailed a court decision Friday that they had sought in a bid to protect Medicare Advantage enrollees caught in the middle of a feud between two western Pennsylvania health care giants.
- Pennsylvania lawmaker back in public after motorcycle crash Updated: May-29-15 2:50 pm
ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania - A high-ranking Pennsylvania state senator from Allentown who is facing a drunken driving charge is back in public, four weeks after being injured in a motorcycle accident.
- High-profile votes, fights preview Wolf's challenges in June Updated: May-24-15 12:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - June is crunch time in the state Capitol and the challenges in front of Gov. Tom Wolf are becoming clearer in the Democrat's first go-round with budget negotiations.
- Pennsylvania gains 122 new state troopers Updated: May-22-15 5:33 pm
HERSHEY, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania has 122 new state troopers.
- 4 killed in northwestern Pennsylvania crash; car was fleeing Updated: May-21-15 6:53 pm
CORRY, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania State Police say four people were killed and one seriously wounded when their car crashed into a tree as the driver fled the scene of a burglary.
- New nominees gird for Pennsylvania high-court campaign Updated: May-20-15 2:56 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Party endorsements and money made the difference in who was nominated for state Supreme Court in Pennsylvania's primary election.
- Parties pick 5 endorsed candidates for state's highest court Updated: May-19-15 11:25 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Democrats and Republicans demonstrated Tuesday that party endorsements count as they nominated five party-backed candidates for the state Supreme Court.
- Latest in Pennsylvania primary: Wojcik is appellate nominee Updated: May-19-15 11:24 pm
- Democrat Sabatina wins Stack's Philadelphia Senate seat Updated: May-19-15 9:13 pm
PHILADELPHIA - Democrat John Sabatina Jr. will join the Pennsylvania state Senate and take the northeast Philadelphia seat left vacant when Mike Stack became lieutenant governor.
- Tuesday's primary features races for top court, Philly mayor Updated: May-18-15 3:52 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democrats and Republicans will choose their nominees for an unprecedented three open seats on the Pennsylvania's highest court in Tuesday's primary election. Also on the statewide ballot are Democratic contests for one open seat each on the Superior and Commonwealth courts, the state's intermediate appellate courts.
- Correction: Michigan Energy story Updated: May-18-15 2:29 pm
LANSING, Michigan - In a story May 16 about natural gas becoming a primary source for generating energy in Michigan, The Associated Press, relying on information from DTE Energy, erroneously reported the year that the utility expects to close two coal plants. It is in 2016, not 2018.
- Cash flows above the $5M mark in race for state's high court Updated: May-17-15 10:17 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The cash is flowing in Pennsylvania's races for an unprecedented three open seats on the state Supreme Court, as contributions to the dozen candidates surpassed the $5 million mark and TV advertising intensified heading into Tuesday's primary.
- Pa. officials report more than $160K in gifts, travel in '14 Updated: May-16-15 9:52 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Newly filed state ethics reports show Pennsylvania state lawmakers and other high-ranking government officials collected more than $160,000 in freebies last year, including sports tickets and international travel, although about half the total involved donations for constituent events such as senior expos, veterans fairs and prescription drug collections.
- Pennsylvania Senate's medical marijuana bill hits opposition Updated: May-15-15 4:47 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania state Senate's bill legalizing medical marijuana has landed in a House committee headed by a Republican who opposes the authorization of any drug without the federal government's approval first.
- Top Pennsylvania cop won't be charged in sign-removal case Updated: May-14-15 6:33 pm
CARLISLE, Pennsylvania - The acting commissioner of the Pennsylvania State Police will not be charged for removing roadside signs near his suburban Harrisburg home that protested his decision to wear the trooper uniform, a county prosecutor said Thursday.
- Pennsylvania to fly flags at half-staff after Amtrak crash Updated: May-13-15 12:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf is ordering that all Pennsylvania flags be lowered at the state Capitol and office buildings to honor the victims and passengers of the deadly Amtrak train derailment in Philadelphia.
- State House approves plan to cut billions in property taxes Updated: May-12-15 9:20 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A plan to replace nearly $5 billion in the property taxes that are used to fund public education in Pennsylvania with higher sales and income taxes passed the state House on Tuesday, placing the issue squarely before lawmakers at the start of peak dealmaking season.
- Annual gun rights rally draws hundreds to Pa. Capitol Updated: May-12-15 11:46 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania lawmakers are hearing from hundreds of gun rights activists in what's become an annual Harrisburg event.
- Medical marijuana bill heads for Pennsylvania Senate vote Updated: May-11-15 5:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A newly expanded medical marijuana bill is expected to pass the Pennsylvania Senate, although its prospects remain unclear in the House.