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Stories with organization: Pennsylvania State General Assembly
  • Bills to expand gambling to internet, bars and airports fail 
    Updated: May-24-16 5:53 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Legislation that would expand casino-style gambling to airports, bars, off-track betting parlors and casino-run websites is stalling in Pennsylvania's House of Representatives.

  • 19th century murder scandal subject of new exhibit, book 
    Updated: May-24-16 12:20 pm

    UNIONTOWN, Pennsylvania - Nicholas Dukes was a Uniontown attorney, newly elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, when he wrote a letter in December 1882, insulting the virtue of his fiance, Lizzie Nutt, to her father as he broke off their engagement.

  • Man announces Pennsylvania House bid after prison release 
    Updated: May-20-16 12:07 pm

    JIM THORPE, Pennsylvania - A Pennsylvania man has announced his candidacy for state representative just hours after being released from a county prison.

  • Pennsylvania to extend ignition locks law to first offenses 
    Updated: May-18-16 5:27 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf will sign a measure that expands Pennsylvania's ignition lock law to first-time drunken drivers.

  • Pennsylvania House votes to expand pension forfeiture law 
    Updated: May-18-16 3:45 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania lawmakers are considering a proposal to expand the state law that requires forfeiture of pensions for school and government employees convicted of job-related crimes.

  • Illegal gambling hearing for Rep. Gergely delayed once again 
    Updated: May-18-16 6:31 am

    GIBSONIA, Pennsylvania - A preliminary hearing for a Pennsylvania lawmaker accused of using his political influence to benefit an illegal video gambling ring has been postponed again.

  • Pennsylvania to require anti-hazing policies in schools 
    Updated: May-17-16 5:37 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Legislation that would require high schools and middle schools to write and enforce anti-hazing policies is through the Pennsylvania Legislature and on its way to Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's desk.

  • Pennsylvania state senator charged with ward election plot 
    Updated: May-10-16 8:03 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Federal prosecutors on Tuesday accused a state senator of using campaign money to bribe a Democratic Party ward committeewoman in Philadelphia by paying for her daughter's college study abroad program.

  • The Latest: State senator charged with ward election plot 
    Updated: May-10-16 7:27 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Latest on a state senator being charged with bribing a Democratic Party ward committeewoman in Philadelphia in a ward leadership election.

  • Bill would overhaul truancy response after mom's jail death 
    Updated: May-10-16 5:43 pm

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - The Pennsylvania Senate is advancing legislation in response to a 2014 jail-cell death of a mother of seven who was serving a weekend sentence for her children's absences from school.

  • Correction: Dennis Hastert-Legislation story story has photos
    Updated: May-05-16 11:48 am

    SPRINGFIELD, Illinois - In a story May 4 about Illinois legislation that would eliminate the statute of limitations on child sex abuse crimes, The Associated Press reported erroneously that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert paid $3.5 million to silence someone who accused him of sexual abuse. Hastert agreed to pay that amount, but he ultimately paid only $1.7 million and the victim is now suing him to collect the rest.