Government

President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally, Monday, May 20, 2019, in Montoursville, Pa.
Evan Vucci/AP Photo
May 21, 2019 - 11:56 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A presidential pardon for federal crimes won't be enough to clear a person of similar state charges under legislation poised for passage in New York. The Democrat-led state Assembly plans to vote Tuesday on a measure closing a legal loophole in the state's double jeopardy law...
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Senate State Gov't Committee meets in the Capitol
Tony Romeo/KYW Newsradio
April 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A state Senate committee has advanced legislation that seeks to reign in Gov. Tom Wolf’s directive that counties replace their voting machines in time for the 2020 elections. Counties will have to select voting machines with a paper trail by the end of the year...
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Boscola addresses Senate State Gov't Committee
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Tony Romeo
April 14, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Members of the state Senate are making a new attempt to address a volatile issue leftover from the legislature’s last two-year session, redistricting reform. The Pennsylvania political foundation was rocked by last year’s battle over redistricting that culminated...
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In this April 2, 2019, photo, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., arrives for a Democratic Caucus meeting at the Capitol in Washington.
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite
April 13, 2019 - 4:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top House Democrat on Saturday ratcheted up his demand for access to President Donald Trump's tax returns, telling the IRS that the law clearly gives Congress a right to them. The government's failure to respond by an April 23 deadline could send the dispute into federal court...
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Pennsylvania Turnpike
March 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - - Key state lawmakers say they are aware that the state’s funding streams for transportation are once again posing a serious problem and say they have begun focusing on them. By law, the Turnpike borrows $450 million a year for mass transit. That has contributed...
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FILE - In this March 8, 2019, file photo, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is seen through a beveled pane of glass in a door as he takes part in a news conference in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada.
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March 10, 2019 - 12:31 pm
TORONTO (AP) — There's no money, no sex and nothing illegal happened. This is what passes for a scandal in Canada. U.S. President Donald Trump has been engulfed in allegations involving possible collusion with Russia and secret payments to buy the silence of a porn star. Canadian Prime Minister...
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Mayor Jim Kenney has confirmed that, despite appearances to the contrary, he really does like his job. It was one of the lighter moments during his Thursday address to City Council in which he laid out what might be called an "election year" budget.
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Pat Loeb
March 07, 2019 - 6:23 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney has confirmed that, despite appearances to the contrary, he really does like his job. It was one of the lighter moments during his Thursday address to City Council in which he laid out what might be called an "election year" budget. The $...
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Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at his 2019 inauguration, Jan. 15, 2019, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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Mark Abrams
March 02, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf is proposing legislation that would create a GI Bill, the first program of its kind for military personnel offered by a state. The governor unveiled the measure during an event at Fort Indiantown Gap, a Lebanon County training base for...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
Holli Stephens / KYW Newsradio, file
Pat Loeb
February 21, 2019 - 4:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Councilman has proposed letting voters decide whether to impose term limits on future council members. It's an idea that, not surprisingly, is not very popular with his colleagues. Councilman Allan Domb introduced a bill that would put a referendum...
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FILE- In this July 11, 2018, file photo Mick Mulvaney, acting director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), and Director of the Office of Management, listens during a news conference at the Department of Justice in Washington.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP Photo, file
February 10, 2019 - 12:47 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bargainers clashed Sunday over whether to limit the number of migrants authorities can detain, tossing a new hurdle before negotiators hoping to strike a border security compromise for Congress to pass this coming week. The White House wouldn't rule out a renewed partial...
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