General Assembly

St Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese on August 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Diocese was rocked by revelations of abuse by priests the day before on August 14, 2018.
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Mark Abrams
November 26, 2019 - 11:21 am
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation this morning that abolishes the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse in the state. Read more here.
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A statue of Confederate General J.E.B. Stuart stands on Monument Avenue in Richmond, Va.
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AP News
November 12, 2019 - 10:48 am
An army of Confederate monuments dots Virginia's landscape but some of those statues could soon start coming down after Election Day gave Democrats control of the General Assembly for the first time in decades.
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New Jersey capitol.
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David Madden
November 05, 2019 - 11:51 pm
New Jersey voters decided who will represent them in the General Assembly, and some changes are coming on the local level as well.
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As field of presidential candidates tops 2 dozen, will voters care?
Dreamstime
David Madden
June 04, 2019 - 4:00 am
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Voters go to the polls Tuesday in the annual primary election, with nominations in the entire 80-seat General Assembly up for grabs. There are 40 districts with two seats available in each. Locally, four districts present voters with a choice. The most competitive is...
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Jim Melwert and Gov. Tom Wolf
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Jim Melwert
May 23, 2019 - 4:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Now that Lt. Gov. John Fetterman's statewide listening tour is over, Gov. Tom Wolf told KYW Newsradio Pennsylvanians would now "like to see some movement" on marijuana. The report is currently being written, he said. Fetterman visited every county in the state and...
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medical marijuana
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David Madden
March 19, 2019 - 1:04 pm
TRENTON, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Legislative committees in New Jersey have paved the way for votes on legalizing recreational marijuana in New Jersey next week. But no one’s quite sure if that will happen. It’s a delicate issue for the assembly in particular, given the entire 80-member body is up...
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medical marijuana
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David Madden
March 12, 2019 - 12:22 pm
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — After months of political wrangling, there’s a deal in place to legalize recreational marijuana in New Jersey. That deal, reached between the governor and leaders in the legislature, now goes to the state General Assembly and Senate, where its fate is not certain...
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Bucks County Congressional Race
Jim Melwert
November 07, 2018 - 1:29 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — It might sound counterintuitive, but Democratic gains in Southeastern Pennsylvania in the state House and Senate may actually make the state legislature more conservative. Republicans still hold 13 more of the 203 seats in the state House, and 29 of the 50 state...
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Stoneleigh is a 42-acre property near the Villanova Law School.
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Jim Melwert
June 28, 2018 - 12:24 pm
LOWER MERION, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A new law in Pennsylvania will make it harder for Lower Merion School District to take all or part of Stoneleigh Garden in Villanova. The district has targeted that site, the former Haas Estate, in its search for a location for a new middle school or for athletic...
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