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Stories with organization: Pennsylvania State General Assembly
  • Under fire, Pennsylvania attorney general plans email review 
    Updated: Nov-25-15 3:10 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Senate moved a step closer on Wednesday to potentially removing the state's embattled attorney general from office, while she raised the possibility of criminal charges against others in a slowly unfolding scandal involving public officials exchanging sexually explicit or otherwise offensive emails.

  • Budget work to continue after whirlwind of finger-pointing 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:29 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A two-day whirlwind of accusations, counter-accusations and a threat to override Gov. Tom Wolf's veto of a short-term spending bill yielded no firm assurances Tuesday night that Pennsylvania's five-month budget stalemate would end soon.

  • Pennsylvania Senate advances bill to authorize car services 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 7:17 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Senate is advancing legislation to authorize ride-sharing services such as Uber and Lyft to operate statewide, even as regulators consider a record $50 million fine against Uber for operating without approval.

  • The Latest: Budget work to continue after two-day whirlwind 
    Updated: Nov-24-15 6:06 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The latest from Gov. Tom Wolf and top lawmakers on efforts to negotiate a deal to end Pennsylvania state government's five-month budget standoff (all times local):

  • Senate narrowly rejects measure to kill school property tax 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 9:38 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Senate narrowly rejected a measure Monday night to eliminate billions of dollars in school property taxes statewide by replacing the money with increases in state tax rates on sales and income, although the legislation could re-emerge with more support.

  • Pa. House votes to delay graduation exams for 2 more years 
    Updated: Nov-23-15 4:18 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The state House is giving its approval to a plan to delay for two years a set of mandatory tests for Pennsylvania students before they can graduate high school.

  • Pennsylvania ethics panel fines 2 former Philly lawmakers 
    Updated: Nov-19-15 4:02 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The State Ethics Commission has fined two former Philadelphia legislators who previously pleaded guilty as a result of an undercover sting operation.

  • Pennsylvania House committee advances major gambling bill 
    Updated: Nov-18-15 6:47 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania state House committee is advancing legislation that would authorize the third major gambling expansion in six years, including allowing Internet-based gambling through the state's casinos and slot machines at airports and off-track betting parlors.

  • Voters will decide whether judges may serve until 75 
    Updated: Nov-16-15 6:35 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania voters will get to decide whether the state's judges should be allowed to stay on the bench for an additional five years before they are forced to retire.

  • Sponsor says daily fantasy betting bans may help his bill 
    Updated: Nov-11-15 4:52 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A bill that would confine daily fantasy sports betting in Pennsylvania to contests operated by the state's 12 licensed casinos could gain favor in light of more stringent action in other states, the sponsor said Wednesday.

  • Bill requires imaging firms to tell patients about problems 
    Updated: Nov-09-15 4:56 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Diagnostic imaging firms that provide services on an outpatient basis in Pennsylvania would have to directly notify the patients or their designees of any significant abnormalities under a bill approved by the state House of Representatives.

  • Law closes loophole allowing harassment in labor disputes 
    Updated: Nov-05-15 5:17 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Newly signed legislation spurred by federal racketeering and arson charges against Philadelphia Ironworkers removes exceptions that allowed stalking and harassment during union disputes.

  • Republicans pad majority in Pennsylvania Senate with victory 
    Updated: Nov-04-15 10:54 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - A Republican is claiming victory in a Pittsburgh-area state Senate election, giving the party its largest Senate majority in more than 60 years.