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A Bigger Agenda Stalled

07.02.13 | Abby Lutcher

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett has signed the 2013-2014 state budget, making it the third in a row to pass on time.

PA Supreme Court Seat Filled

07.01.13 | Abby Lutcher

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court is back up to full strength following unanimous confirmation in the state Senate of Correale Stevens as the newest justice.

Corbett Signs PA Budget

07.01.13 | Abby Lutcher

The main Pennsylvania state budget bill now has Gov. Tom Corbett's signature, as he acknowledged that his wider agenda of overhauling public employee pension systems, privatizing wine and liquor sales and increasing transportation funding has ...

Commissioners Optimistic About Finances, but Controller Concerned

06.28.13 | Abby Lutcher

The Cambria County commissioners got an update on county finances Thursday morning as the 2012 audit was presented. The report shows the county was able to save about $2.4 million last year. It's a clean report according to the auditing company, ...

Clarification on What Institutions Qualify as Charities

06.27.13 | Abby Lutcher

The state House of Representatives has approved an effort to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to clarify that lawmakers, not judges, may decide what kinds of institutions qualify as charities and can escape paying certain taxes.

New 911 Regional System Connects Nine 911 Call Centers

06.27.13 | Abby Lutcher

Nine counties in Western Pennsylvania are among the first counties in the state to join a 911 regional system.

Panel Endorses Change in Public Pension System

06.26.13 | Abby Lutcher

A state House panel has endorsed legislation to switch Pennsylvania's major public pension systems to 401(k)-style plan for new hires.

Legislative Leaders Still Undecided on PA Budget

06.26.13 | Abby Lutcher

Pennsylvania's Republican lawmakers continue to try to iron out differences over fellow Republican Gov. Tom Corbett's three major legislative priorities as the days tick down until their summer break.

Catching Texters Behind the Wheel

06.25.13 | Abby Lutcher

State police say it doesn't happen all that often, but if they suspect someone has caused a crash by texting and driving, they'll do whatever it takes to prove it.

More Child Abuse Laws Approved

06.25.13 | Abby Lutcher

The state House of Representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill to define child abuse in Pennsylvania - a centerpiece of a package of bills aimed at protecting children in the state.

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