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PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation's biggest natural gas drilling booms.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania budget deadline has come and gone, with critical pieces of legislation still in limbo - including the fiscal blueprint itself and the much-anticipated Philadelphia cigarette tax - and tension rising again in the Capitol.
A funding plan to keep Philly schools open is just another quick fix for a problem in need of long-term solutions.
Behind in the polls, the governor gambles with legislative cash to force pension reform.
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Barry Zeigler, owner of the Midway Tavern in Adams County, since the 1980s has lobbied for bars to offer small games of chance...
HARRISBURG - As the first week of a new fiscal year came to a close Friday, Gov. Corbett still had a decision to make: whether or not to sign the $29.1 billion spending plan that doesn't include one of his top policy priorities - overhauling the state pension system.
HARRISBURG - Philadelphia was one Senate vote away from winning its $2-per-pack cigarette tax in the General Assembly on Tuesday.
Former Pennsylvania State Sen. Vincent J. Fumo, on probation for his corruption conviction, can travel a bit more freely under a ruling issued Wednesday by a federal judge.
The state Senate changes its mind on the cigs tax, once again puts city schools in jeopardy.
HARRISBURG - A bill allowing Philadelphia to impose a new cigarette tax to help fund the city's cash-strapped schools is again up in the air.
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pennsylvania's former health secretary says the state has failed to seriously study the potential health impacts of one of the nation's biggest natural gas drilling booms.
Behind in the polls, the governor gambles with legislative cash to force pension reform.
HARRISBURG - Setting the stage for a showdown with the state legislature, Gov. Corbett on Thursday signed the $29.1 billion spending plan it passed last week - but only after striking more than $72 million from the legislature's own budget.
State and medical organization officials released new guidelines Thursday for prescribing opioids, one of the first concrete steps that Pennsylvania has taken to address an overdose death rate that ranks among the worst in the nation.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Gov. Tom Corbett signed the state budget 10 days late on Thursday and used his line-item veto power to spotlight what he called the Legislature's failure to sacrifice with the rest of government or to curb rising public-sector pension costs that are fueling school tax increases.
A cigarette tax to help city schools suddenly has an expiration date.
The Washington Post jumps in on PA's done-but-not-done budget.
HARRISBURG - The Pennsylvania budget deadline has come and gone, with critical pieces of legislation still in limbo - including the fiscal blueprint itself and the much-anticipated Philadelphia cigarette tax - and tension rising again in the Capitol.
HARRISBURG, Pa. – Barry Zeigler, owner of the Midway Tavern in Adams County, since the 1980s has lobbied for bars to offer small games of chance...
A funding plan to keep Philly schools open is just another quick fix for a problem in need of long-term solutions.