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Still No Deal On PA Budget: Wednesday Morning Update

07.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A frustrated Governor Tom Corbett, upset that lawmakers didn't tackle pension reform, refused to sign an all-Republican budget ahead of the deadline. He pleaded for pension reform from lawmakers. On Tuesday, the state House discussed the Tobash ...

Judges Order 2 Ride Sharing Aps In PA To Stop Operations

07.02.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Two administrative law judges Tuesday ordered two smartphone app-based ride-sharing services to halt their operations in Pennsylvania until they get properly licensed. The judges granted the Public Utility Commission's emergency orders ...

PA Budget Due At Midnight Tonight

06.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

As the clock for getting an on-time budget gets closer to running out of time, people around the Capitol began to suggest over the weekend that Gov. Tom Corbett has resigned himself to just getting a budget done without it having pension reform or ...

Hobby Lobby, Conastoga Wood Decision Expected Today

06.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

For Norman Hahn, the conservative Mennonite founder of Conestoga Wood Specialties in Pennsylvania, an anxious wait is almost over. Family Life reporter terry Diener says the Supreme Court is expected to rule today on the Hahn family's ...

Chuck Schumer Wants To Child Proof E-Cigarette Liquid

06.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Citing a rising number of calls to poison control centers relating to liquid nicotine, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer on Sunday called on the federal government to require child-proof caps on containers used to refill e-cigarettes. Poison control ...

PA Grocery Store Changes Rules On Gas Discounts

06.30.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A Pennsylvania based grocery market chain is changing its gas discount program. Giant Foods rolled out the new rules on Sunday. You still get a discount of 10 cents a gallon for each $100 you spend on groceries and pharmacy items. But effective ...

NY Governor Gave Permission To Watch The World Cup

06.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

You had permission. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo approved an extra hour of lunch for all employees in New York State to watch the USA versus Germany game. Cuomo wrote a letter in response to Coach USA Jurgan Klinsman, saying New York stands ...

A Senate Shakeup Could Result In Major Changes In NY

06.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

A hydrofracking moratorium, a higher minimum wage, stronger abortion protections and public financing of campaigns would top the agenda for Senate Democrats if they win a majority in November. The decision late Wednesday by a five-member Senate ...

Bring Your Gun To Work Bill Before PA Senate

06.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Legislation that the Pennsylvania Senate Judiciary Committee approved Thursday takes on the question: Which takes precedence an employer's property rights or an employee's gun rights? The committee voted 10-4 that an employee's gun rights win ...

Budget Due Monday In PA

06.27.14 | Sarah Harnisch

As the legislature shifts into high gear to pass a budget before Monday's midnight deadline, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett continues to urge lawmakers to act on pension reform. The retirement systems for state and public school ...

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