Daryl Metcalfe, one of Pa.'s most conservative lawmakers, says the Philadelphia Democrat berated him after a committee hearing last month on emotionally charged legislation.
The Senate will return to the Capitol Wednesday to vote on a revenue package, a move that would force the House to make a tough decision.
Raising the tax by one-quarter of a percent - to 3.32 percent - would yield $1 billion in new revenue and cost the taxpayer who makes the state average of $53,500 a year about $2.90 a week - less than one Starbucks grande latte ($3.65).
The dramatic vote came as President Trump and Republicans were desperate to show progress on a central promise to dismantle the Affordable Care Act. "After 7 years of talking," Trump wrote on Twitter, "we will soon see whether or not Republicans are willing to step up to the plate!"
The Senate plans a critical vote Tuesday on Republicans' long-promised health care overhaul - but on the eve of that decision, Sen. Pat Toomey (R., Pa.) was still unsure what, exactly, he'd be voting on, or if it could pass.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans aren't usually big on raising taxes, but they're really eager to eliminate the federal deduction for state and local taxes.
House Speaker Mike Turzai's big budget gamble.
On a couch at a Center City hotel, he offered a close-up look at how he was won respect and admiration across the political world.
There must be a broad and sustained effort to address the city's daily shootings. Everyone is impacted when lives are lost, expensive medical care provided, and tax dollars spent on policing.
The first six months of the Trump administration have served up a reminder of the gap between opposing laws and proposing them, of attacking other people's plans and trying to enact your own, with all the resulting real-world impacts.
He said he is not worried about the state of budget negotiations.
Where is the courage in the legislature to do the right thing, and find recurring sources of revenue to pay the state's bills?
Following Philly Rep. Chris Rabb through his first year in office is one way to look at the good and the bad in Harrisburg.
Although they constitute a small percentage of lawmakers in Pennsylvania, women legislators are holding their own, and then some, when it comes to passing bills, a study shows.