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PA Budget Still In Limbo, But A Vote Could Come This Week

08.24.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania House Republicans say they will force votes this week to override the Democratic governor's budget bill veto, one piece at a time, despite questions about the constitutionality of what they plan to do. House Majority Leader Dave Reed ...

People Lining Up For Kathleen Kane's Seat

08.24.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Candidates for Pennsylvania attorney general are lining up for the 2016 ballot without knowing whether they’ll be running against embattled Democratic incumbent Kathleen Kane or for a vacant seat. Amid uncertainty over Kane’s status as ...

AG Kathleen Kane Faces FBI Probe On Top Of State Criminal Charges

08.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

Even as she contends with state criminal charges, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane is also facing scrutiny by the FBI.  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that in recent months, agents have questioned at least three people about ...

PA Is Running Out Of Money

08.21.15 | Sarah Harnisch

The country's largest full-time Legislature will soon have to decide where it will get the money to pay thousands of employees and other costs as its surplus, once more than $300 million, is rapidly dwindling amid Pennsylvania's budget crisis. The ...

Grand Slam Parade Draws Thousands To Williamsport

08.20.15 | Bob Price

Thousands of people gathered in downtown Williamsport for the 11th annual Grand Slam Parade Wednesday night. There was plenty to see and do, as candy and other goodies were passed out to young and old who lined the street. Musical acts, marching ...

Wolf weighs GOP offer that includes $400 million for schools

08.20.15 | Bob Price

House and Senate Republicans put an offer on the table at Wednesday's state budget negotiating session to increase funding for schools in exchange for pension reform proposal that looks something like the one the Legislature passed and Gov. Tom ...

First Pennsylvania Democrat announces challenge to Kane

08.19.15 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane won’t step down, so longtime Delco prosecutor Jack Stollsteimer is stepping up to challenge her for the Democratic nomination in next year’s primary election. Kane, the first Democrat and ...

Man was worked to death on 14-hour shift

08.18.15 | Bob Price

A three-judge panel in Pennsylvania has agreed with a widow who claimed her husband was worked to death, awarding her death benefits after he collapsed during his 14-hour shift working for a municipal water department. Robert Dietz, 48, died ...

Wolf, GOP leaders have a shot to make progress on state budget this week

08.17.15 | Bob Price

It's been said that the players on the stage that is Pennsylvania's state government can always strike a deal when they want to strike a deal. This week, we should find out a lot about who wants to make a deal to reach a state budget before the ...

Kane ouster could come suddenly

08.17.15 | Bob Price

State Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane’s ouster from office could come suddenly and with no advance public warning if the Supreme Court takes emergency action to suspend her law license. It’s not known whether the court or its arm, ...

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