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Former Gov. Tom Ridge was the heavy hitter called in by backers of a bill to prop up the state’s struggling nuclear power industry as the state House held the first hearing on the proposal.
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Tony Romeo
April 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Former Gov. Tom Ridge was the heavy hitter called in by backers of a bill to prop up the state’s struggling nuclear power industry as the state House held the first hearing on the proposal. Meanwhile, Ridge’s former energy guru was the star witness for the...
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Governor Murphy holds a press conference with advocates, community and faith leaders on impact of marijuana legalization and expungement legislation in Trenton.
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David Madden
March 29, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILLIPSBURG, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — A bill on the governor’s desk in New Jersey would allow victims of sexual abuse when they were children a two-year window to file civil lawsuits, and one man who says he was victimized by a Catholic priest in Newark four decades ago is hopeful that Phil Murphy...
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N.J. state capitol
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Mike DeNardo
March 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
NEW JERSEY (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Phil Murphy says he plans to sign a bill passed by the legislature Monday that would give terminally ill patients the right to end their own lives. The bill allows a terminal patient given six months to live the right to ask a doctor to prescribe a life-ending...
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Tony Romeo
March 20, 2019 - 3:53 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf says he will sign a bill heading to his desk that will make it harder for state officials and employees convicted of crimes to keep their state pension. The first bill of the Pennsylvania legislature’s current two-year session set to become law is a...
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New Jersey Capitol
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David Madden
March 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey legislators are working at an almost record pace to get a recreational marijuana bill drawn up for a vote. In fact, maybe a little too fast. As they rework the bill, one proposed change took the New Jersey Business and Industry Association by surprise...
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Net Neutrality.
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Ian Bush
March 06, 2019 - 3:32 pm
Updated 7:25 p.m. PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — There's a new effort to bring back net neutrality - Obama-era internet rules repealed by Republican regulators after President Trump took office. Congressional Democrats claim wide public support for the bill that would turn back the clock. Rep. Mike...
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Tony Romeo
February 25, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — If you have been getting robocall messages boasting of discounts for electricity use and you’ve been wondering what's going on, you’re not alone. Members of the Public Utility Commission appeared as state Senate budget hearings continue. Lehigh Valley Democrat Lisa...
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"The legislature finds that the cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history."  So begins the text of a new bill introduced in Hawaii's State House, calling for a phased ban on cigarette sales in the state by 2024.
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February 04, 2019 - 5:06 pm
By Ryan Prior, CNN (CNN) -- "The legislature finds that the cigarette is considered the deadliest artifact in human history." So begins the text of a new bill introduced in Hawaii's State House, calling for a phased ban on cigarette sales in the state by 2024. Hawaii has some of the most...
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N.J. state capitol
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David Madden
January 31, 2019 - 5:53 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey legislators have passed a bill that raises the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour over the next 5 years. It awaits the signature of Gov. Phil Murphy, who has lobbied hard to get this done. By Trenton standards, this was done with lightning speed: two...
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City Councilman Bobby Henon
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Pat Loeb
January 31, 2019 - 5:20 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — City Councilman Bobby Henon missed Thursday's council session for his arraignment on federal corruption charges, but he had a colleague introduce two bills he's sponsoring. The bills raised eyebrows because they intersect with his legal problems. The bills would...
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