- Expectation of veto aided GOP's legislative wins, some say Updated: Jul-04-15 1:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - After three years of futility, Republicans finally used their majorities in Pennsylvania's state House and Senate to pass their top agenda items: ending the traditional pension benefit in the state's public employee retirement systems and privatizing its government-controlled wine and liquor store system.
- Pennsylvania lawmakers consider changes to open-records law Updated: Jul-03-15 11:25 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A 2009 law that made wholesale changes to Pennsylvania's open records law has been praised for expanding the universe of government records available to the public and improving the process by which people can obtain records.
- Kane's twin sister sued by ex-boyfriend over $200,000 loan Updated: Jul-02-15 6:55 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The twin sister of state Attorney General Kathleen Kane is being sued over a $200,000 loan by an FBI agent who was her boyfriend.
- Wolf vetoes bills on liquor privatization, school funding Updated: Jul-02-15 4:44 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a Republican-backed bill to privatize the state-controlled sales of wine and liquor on Thursday as well as two budget-related bills, two days after he rejected the main budget bill.
- Pennsylvania AG sues operator of 14 nursing homes Updated: Jul-01-15 7:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania attorney general's office on Wednesday sued the operator of 36 nursing homes in the state, saying the staff at some of the facilities failed to meet residents' most basic human needs, falsified records about care and willfully deceived state inspectors.
- Absent Pennsylvania House leaders still voted on school bill Updated: Jul-01-15 1:56 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Leaders of Pennsylvania's House Republican majority are being recorded as "yes" votes on a key budget-related schools bill, even though they weren't in the House chamber for the vote.
- The Latest: Pennsylvania governor vetoes GOP's budget bill Updated: Jun-30-15 10:34 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest news from efforts by Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to send various pieces of major legislation to Gov. Tom Wolf's desk (all times local):
- If Pennsylvania budget stalls, a rundown of what to expect Updated: Jun-30-15 1:38 pm
If Pennsylvania begins its new fiscal year Wednesday without a budget in place, here's a rundown of what to expect:
- Exit to be renamed in memory of slain Pennsylvania trooper Updated: Jun-29-15 5:11 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - An exit off Interstate 84 will be renamed in memory of a Pennsylvania State Trooper killed in an ambush at his barracks last year.
- School aid formula being considered creates winners, losers Updated: Jun-29-15 11:20 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A new public school funding formula being considered by the Legislature would create winners and losers as it seeks a way to link the distribution of state aid more closely to need.
- State trooper hurt in crash on Pittsburgh-area highway Updated: Jun-29-15 10:41 am
PITTSBURGH - A Pennsylvania state trooper has been treated for minor injuries after an out-of-control SUV struck his parked cruiser on a Pittsburgh-area highway.
- A look at GOP plans for budget, pension and liquor bills Updated: Jun-27-15 6:08 pm
The House and Senate Republican majorities in the Pennsylvania Legislature are scrambling to advance major legislation to the desk of Gov. Tom Wolf in the final days of the state government's 2014-15 state fiscal year, which ends Tuesday night. Details of the legislation were still emerging Saturday and potentially changing in the days ahead. Here is a summary of the latest details:
- House panel narrows breadth of changes in GOP pension bill Updated: Jun-27-15 2:56 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Republicans are abandoning a plan to seek billions of dollars in concessions from current employees in legislation to scale back benefits in Pennsylvania's two major public pension systems.
- GOP lawmakers press budget plan that risks governor's veto Updated: Jun-26-15 8:29 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Top Republican lawmakers said Friday they plan within days to finalize a $30.1 billion budget package that would not raise taxes, although it faces an almost-certain veto by Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf and a protracted partisan stalemate and shutdown of Pennsylvania state government.
- The Latest: GOP advances $30B budget bill that risks veto Updated: Jun-26-15 8:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest news from an effort by Pennsylvania Republican lawmakers to advance a budget bill (all times local):
- GOP bill to privatize wine, liquor sales under construction Updated: Jun-26-15 7:34 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A bill to allow private licensees to take over the state-controlled sale of wine and liquor in Pennsylvania is under construction by House and Senate Republicans, with votes possible in the coming days, an architect of the plan said Friday.
- Pennsylvania lawmakers send Wolf bill funding 911 centers Updated: Jun-25-15 6:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania lawmakers on Thursday sent a bill to raise millions to fund 911 emergency call centers to Gov. Tom Wolf, who is expected to sign it.
- Pennsylvania court rejects law that aided NRA gun challenges Updated: Jun-25-15 5:41 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania state court on Thursday struck down a law designed to make it easier for gun owners and organizations like the National Rifle Association to challenge local firearms ordinances in court.
- Lawmakers advance bill to ban sale, use of powdered alcohol Updated: Jun-25-15 5:16 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A proposal to ban powdered alcohol is advancing in the Pennsylvania Legislature.
- Bill would grant adoptees access to their birth certificates Updated: Jun-25-15 3:05 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A proposal to give adoptees access to their original birth certificates is on the agenda for a Pennsylvania House panel.
- Senate panel approves Wolf's nominee for state treasurer Updated: Jun-24-15 1:26 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Gov. Tom Wolf's nominee to complete the Pennsylvania state treasurer's term won the unanimous approval of a Senate panel Wednesday and vowed to avoid conflicts with his official duties.
- House OKs bill to factor in performance in teacher furloughs Updated: Jun-23-15 8:04 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania's House of Representatives on Tuesday approved a bill that would allow public schools to factor in performance when laying off teachers and to cut staff during hard economic times.
- Packed Pennsylvania Capitol leaves little room for agreement Updated: Jun-23-15 5:02 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The tension of budget season spilled over Tuesday into heated exchanges at back-to-back rallies at the Pennsylvania Capitol on the virtues of the state's Marcellus Shale industry and public schools.
- Republicans send collective bargaining bills to House Updated: Jun-23-15 4:49 pm
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Republicans on a House panel advanced two bills Tuesday that would require proposed contract agreements for public employees and an analysis of their cost to be made public before they are approved by the employer and employee unions.
- Open Pennsylvania Senate seat to be filled Nov. 3 Updated: Jun-23-15 11:52 am
HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A special election in western Pennsylvania is scheduled for Nov. 3 to fill vacant seat in the Pennsylvania Senate.