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Pa Transportation bill ready for Governor’s signature

11.22.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania House has given the last surge of gas needed to propel a major transportation bill to Gov. Tom Corbett's desk.  The measure represents the first major increase in transportation funding in Pennsylvania since the gas ...

Pa Catholic groups win health care act delay

11.22.13 | Bob Price

A federal judge in western Pennsylvania says Catholic groups don't immediately have to comply with mandates in the federal health care overhaul law. U.S. District Judge Arthur J. Schwab ruled Thursday that forcing parts of the Pittsburgh and Erie ...

PA poised to pass historic transportation bill

11.21.13 | Bob Price

The Pennsylvania House is giving final approval today to a nearly two and a half billion dollar transportation spending bill.  Governor Corbett is expected to sign it before the end of the week after it passed the Senate ...

PA Transportation bill stalls

11.19.13 | Bob Price

The Republican-controlled House has defeated a nearly 2-and-a-half billion dollar transportation package to fix Pennsylvania's crumbling roads and bridges and bolster mass transit. Transportation funding is a top priority for Gov. ...

PA medical marijuana bill moves forward

11.19.13 | Bob Price

A Medical Marijuana Bill is gaining steam in Pennsylvania. Senate Bill 1182, or the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Act, would legalize the use of medical marijuana by patients, including children, as prescribed by attending physicians. ...

PA's marriage law faces a trial next year

11.18.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania's ban on homosexual marriage is fair game for a federal court challenge. A judge’s ruling week sets the stage for a landmark trial that could come early next year. U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III repudiated ...

PA insurance commissioner doubts Obama "fix it" plan

11.18.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania’s state insurance commissioner has his doubts that President Obama’s “fix it” plan for the Affordable Care Act will work.  Michael Consedine says he’s not sure if insurers will be able to save a ...

Critical vote on PA transportation bill

11.15.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania House and Senate leaders are planning a critical vote next week to raise the nearly two-and-a-half billion dollars needed to fix roads and bridges and  bolster mass transit in the Commonwealth.  It's one of Governor ...

Corbett defends shale gas industry

11.15.13 | Bob Price

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett told an oil and gas industry conference yesterday that opponents of drilling are trying to downplay clear evidence that the shale gas boom is helping the states’ economy. Corbett says anywhere from ...

PA Capital rally for "In God We Trust" mandate

11.14.13 | Bob Price

Supporters of a bill to require public schools to post "In God We Trust" are pushing for passage of the proposal. The sponsor, Allegheny County Republican Rep. Rick Saccone, said at a rally in the Capitol on Wednesday that the bill would instruct ...

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