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Governor Corbett won't sign PA Budget

07.01.14 | Bob Price

Governor Tom Corbett has commented on the $29.1 billion spending plan for the 2014-15 fiscal year passed by the General Assembly: “We are elected to serve the best interests of the people of Pennsylvania.  Leadership is not always about ...

No plan to offer gas extraction tax in budget package

06.30.14 | Bob Price

Proponents of a state severance tax on natural gas extraction may not be able to offer amendments to enact one because the General Assembly does not plan to bring up a budget companion bill that sets tax rates, legislative leaders said ...

Conestoga Wood Specialties wins in Supreme Court religious freedom appeal

06.30.14 | Bob Price

The conservative Mennonite owners of Conestoga Wood Specialties reacted with applause and prayer Monday after the Supreme Court upheld their religious objection to covering emergency contraception. In a 5-4 ruling, the Court said the federal ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Budget Deal Getting Closer In PA

06.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania House of Representatives has begun debate on a $29.1 billion Republican-penned budget plan that calls for increases for public schools, human services and public pensions. The bill is likely to pass the House, but faces certain ...

No More Re-Registering For the Do-Not-Call List In PA

06.26.14 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvanians who chose to ban telemarketing calls would no longer have to register every five years under legislation passed by the state House of Representatives. House Bill 129 would make registration on the state's Do Not Call list ...

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