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HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Republican senators want to end Pennsylvania's debt-ridden pension plans for state and public school employees and require concessions from many current workers to provide immediate taxpayer savings, according to details released Wednesday.
With three vacancies on the seven-member high court there’s a chance future rulings adhere to constitutional mandates, including one on public education.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Pat Toomey waded into the roiling debate over law enforcement Tuesday, defending most officers as honorable and dedicated, and worrying that "scapegoating" mobs were clamoring to punish police whether or not they are found guilty of wrongdoing.
The hits just keep coming for Kathleen Kane as more details emerge about her handling and mishandling of the state’s highest law enforcement office.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai got a bump in status and pay when his colleagues elevated him to the top position in the chamber.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvanians may soon be paying a larger monthly fee on their phone bills following state House passage on Monday of a measure designed to help counties fund their 911 emergency communications centers.
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texas moved Monday to ban its own cities from imposing prohibitions on hydraulic fracturing and other potentially environmentally harmful oil and natural gas drilling activities within their boundaries - a major victory for industry groups and top conservatives who have decried rampant local "overregulation."
Attorney General Kathleen Kane promoted a top aide to serve as her chief of staff despite a report from her internal affairs unit informing her he had made unwanted sexual advances to two female colleagues, The Inquirer has learned.
Here are some of the lighter, stranger moments from last night’s Democratic mayoral debate.
Appropriations Chairman Pat Browne was on a motorcycle.
HARRISBURG - A Pennsylvania Senate leader who has a pivotal role in budget negotiations and plans to address public-sector pension funding was in considerable pain Monday, two days after a motorcycle accident in Allentown, an aide said.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Republican senators want to end Pennsylvania's debt-ridden pension plans for state and public school employees and require concessions from many current workers to provide immediate taxpayer savings, according to details released Wednesday.
With three vacancies on the seven-member high court there’s a chance future rulings adhere to constitutional mandates, including one on public education.
WASHINGTON - Sen. Pat Toomey waded into the roiling debate over law enforcement Tuesday, defending most officers as honorable and dedicated, and worrying that "scapegoating" mobs were clamoring to punish police whether or not they are found guilty of wrongdoing.
The use of synthetic marijuana is growing in Pennsylvania. York City Police said in the last month they've seen at least nine encounters with people they thought were on synthetic pot.
Lt. Gov. Mike Stack wants you to know he's a runner and an actor. Ok, fine, thanks.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - Pennsylvania state representatives took a step Tuesday toward trimming dozens of members from the Legislature, the latest move in a campaign to amend the state constitution that for several years has frustrated its supporters.
"Easy for me, I'm not running for office," or raising campaign cash: acting treasurer
The hits just keep coming for Kathleen Kane as more details emerge about her handling and mishandling of the state’s highest law enforcement office.
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane orchestrated an illegal leak to embarrass a critic and later lied about it under oath, according to a grand jury report made public Monday.
HARRISBURG - Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai got a bump in status and pay when his colleagues elevated him to the top position in the chamber.