It appears that there will not be action to increase the minimum wage this week as state lawmakers hold their final scheduled session days before summer recess.
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Tony Romeo
June 24, 2019 - 2:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — State lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have reached agreement on a new state budget calling for no new taxes and fees. The governor says the budget deal meets his objectives, even though it appears there will not be action on some of his priorities – including an...
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Jim Melwert
June 24, 2019 - 11:27 am
HORSHAM, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A package of bills addressing a chemical linked to major health issues — which have been found to pollute water around military bases, like the Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove — has been moved unanimously at the federal level. Delaware Sen. Tom...
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Andrew Kramer
June 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
BRISTOL, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Ninety-three-year-old Mae Krier received a standing ovation when her name was announced at the Bristol Township Municipal Building Thursday night. She was presented with a Commendation for all she accomplished as an original "Rosie the Riveter." "It's flattering,"...
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Steve Tawa
June 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — State auditors will look into the Pennsylvania State Police instant background check system for gun purchases to make sure it is "working as intended." Auditor General Eugene DePasquale says they will audit the Pennsylvania State Police’s Instant Check System. "PICS...
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June 22, 2019 - 1:48 pm
By Jossie Carbonare, WPMT (CNN) -- A Franklin County, Pennsylvania woman discovered a dead bird inside a can of Del Monte spinach. The company is now scrambling to come up with answers. "I was just shocked I couldn't believe it. I thought I was going to vomit," said Cherie Lyons. "I dumped the...
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Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday, and the announcement comes with mixed reactions.
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Justin Udo
June 19, 2019 - 3:54 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Pennsylvania becomes the 45th state to recognize Juneteenth as a holiday. The Emancipation Proclamation was signed into law in 1863, but it was not until June 19, 1865 when the last slaves in Galveston, Texas were told of the abolition of slavery. That date is known...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
June 19, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House is expected to vote as soon as Wednesday on legislation to once again eliminate Pennsylvania’s General Assistance program, and a key state senator says that chamber is likely to take it up before summer recess. A 2012 law that ended the $200 monthly...
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Tony Romeo
June 18, 2019 - 3:10 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Wolf has vetoed a bill that would have authorized expansion of a tax credit program for private school scholarships. The bill vetoed by Wolf would have expanded the $110 million dollar Educational Improvement Tax Credit, or EITC program, by $100 million and...
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Six people were shot, one of them killed, when someone opened fire at a graduation party here at Paschall Playground in Southwest Philly
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Tim Jimenez
June 18, 2019 - 7:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia police are still looking for the killer who opened fire at a graduation and Father's Day party on Sunday. And after a weekend where nearly 30 people were shot in the city, there are calls for more to be done. State Sen. Anthony H. Williams, in whose...
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June 17, 2019 - 4:51 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Gun Violence Task Force (GVTF) was busy last week in Philadelphia. Attorney General Josh Shapiro said seven people were arrested, nine guns were seized, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in drugs were confiscated. GVTF is a...
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