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State Senate Gets Its First Taste of The Liquor Privatization Bill in PA

05.01.13 | Sarah Harnisch

If you live in New York, you're paying more property taxes then you think you are. The 2 percent property tax cap we keep hearing about is actually more like 4.6 percent. The Empire Center in Albany says the cap is twice what's being reported, ...

Some PA Lawmakers Are Fasting Today

04.30.13 |

Pennsylvania is observing National Fast Day today. Some keystone state lawmakers may be a bit hungry today at work. They are fasting to commemorate the 150-year anniversary of a proclamation made by President Abraham Lincoln, during the Civil War, ...

Abortion Coverage Bill In The P.A. House

04.30.13 |

 Republicans in the Pennsylvania Senate will begin discussions this week about legislation that bans abortion coverage in President Obama's health insurance exchanges. The state House of Representatives passed the legislation last week. A ...

Closing Arguments In Gosnell Trial Today

04.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Closing arguments begin today in Pennslyvania in the trial of abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell. A Philadelphia jury is set to hear closing arguments in the capital murder trial of the abortion doctor, accused of killing at least 4 babies born alive ...

PA's Community Health Centers To Stay Open

04.29.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A judge has denied a request to immediately stop a plan by Governor Tom Corbett's administration to close nearly half of Pennsylvania's 60 community health centers. Corbett's Department of Health said it'll move ahead with its plan following the ...

Penn State Admissions Down Significantly

04.26.13 | Sarah Harnisch

There's been a 9 percent decline in applications to Penn State University this year following the Jerry Sandusky child abuse scandal. The college says it's not due to Sandusky, but instead, population decline and economic concerns. 54-thousand ...

PA's Highest Court Rules In Favor Of Landowners In Gas Rights Lawsuit

04.25.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court issued a major ruling yesterday in favor of landowners sitting on natural gas. Pennsylvania's highest court ruled unanimously Wednesday in favor of a Susquehanna county couple. Gas companies had argued if the ...

PA House Passes Bill To Limit Abortion Coverage Under Obama's Health Exchange

04.24.13 | Sarah Harnisch

A bill to prevent coverage for most abortions under the insurance marketplace being set up as part of the federal health care overhaul is on its way to the Pennsylvania Senate after approval Tuesday by the House. The House voted 144-53 in favor of ...

PA Eyeing Another Fee On Drivers Who Blow Through Red Lights

04.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

Running a red light or speeding could be more costly in Pennsylvania. A transportation bill introduced last week by Republican senators is on the cusp of becoming law. If it passes, motorists would have to fork over an additional 100 dollar ...

Pennsylvania May Charge Abusers For Care of Their Pets

04.23.13 | Sarah Harnisch

The Pennsylvania Senate could take action before summer recess on state legislation that would require abusers to pay for shelter costs of rescued animals. The House-passed bill is pending before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The bill is meant to ...

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