Bills

The House is expected to approve a bill Friday ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
Matthew Daly/AP Photo
July 23, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The vote came after Democratic...
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Sept. 11 first responders John Feal, left, Ret. Lt. Michael O'Connell, right, and other first responders speak to reporters as they leave the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, following their meeting at McConnell's office on Capitol Hill.
Manuel Balce Ceneta/AP Photo
June 25, 2019 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. McConnell made the commitment after meeting Tuesday with a group of first responders. "We want to try to...
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This is the first March Madness tournament since legal gambling expanded last year in the U.S. The spread of legalized sports betting is largely following regional boundaries.
Wayne Parry/AP Photo, File
June 23, 2019 - 9:18 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
April 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House has sent the Senate two more bills crafted on recommendations from the grand jury that investigated clergy child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania. Legislation intended to reform the statute of limitations for civil and criminal cases against abusers...
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Water faucet.
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Justin Udo
March 12, 2019 - 8:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A big change is coming to the way the Philadelphia Water Department is handling business. When their winter "no shut off" period ends April 1, the PWD will no longer send multiple letters to customers asking them to pay their bills. "We have begun sending shut off...
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Philadelphia City Hall
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Pat Loeb
March 06, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council Tuesday released a report on steps the city could take to reduce poverty and announced it would act on three of the recommendations this week. The report, called "Narrowing the Gap," was commissioned by Council President Darrell Clarke. READ...
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Mike Dougherty
March 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Assistance is available for Philadelphians who are having trouble keeping up with their utility bills, and more information will be available at three informational meetings this month . PECO, the Philadelphia Water Department and Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW) banded...
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Fred Jennings, 67, holds a placard stating "NEED TO WORK" while gathering with area elected officials and furloughed federal workers at a rally in front of Independence Hall on Jan. 8, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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January 15, 2019 - 2:36 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — With the government shutdown now in its fourth week, bills are beginning to pile up for many furloughed federal workers. As a way to ease the burden, many local and national companies are displaying a willingness to be flexible, offering payment plans, free admission...
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Pat Loeb
December 13, 2018 - 9:14 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Philadelphia City Council passed more than 40 bills at its final session of 2018, Thursday, but the greatest friction revolved around two bills that it left on the table. One of the measures would have regulated pharmaceutical sales representatives; another would...
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Philadelphia has joined the growing number of cities requiring employers to provide predictable scheduling on Thursday when Philadelphia City Council gave final approval to a bill establishing fair work week rules for employers.
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Pat Loeb
December 06, 2018 - 7:07 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia has joined the growing number of cities requiring employers to provide predictable scheduling on Thursday when Philadelphia City Council gave final approval to a bill establishing fair work week rules for employers. It was one of several pieces of...
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