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Gov. Tom Wolf leaves the Capitol after giving his budget address, Feb. 5, 2019.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
February 05, 2019 - 3:07 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — In a rare occurrence, leaders of the Republican majority in the Pennsylvania legislature are reacting with nearly universal praise after Gov. Tom Wolf's budget address Tuesday. "Productive, positive and pragmatic" is how the Republican speaker of the House, Mike...
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Gov. Tom Wolf speaks at his 2019 inauguration, Jan. 15, 2019, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
The Office of Governor Tom Wolf via Flickr
Tony Romeo
February 05, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf will make the first budget address of his second term to Pennsylvania lawmakers Tuesday. Wolf will again propose more money for education when he lays out his budget plan for the next fiscal year. Wolf has already rolled out some of the key planks of his...
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Three Mile Island
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Tony Romeo
February 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The future of nuclear power is unclear and the new majority leader of the state House says Pennsylvania lawmakers’ response to that situation is also unclear. Low natural gas prices have helped put two Pennsylvania nuclear plants, Three Mile Island and Beaver...
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Gov. Tom Wolf announces a new shale tax proposal at the state Capitol.
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Tony Romeo
January 31, 2019 - 2:22 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Ahead of next week’s budget address, Gov. Tom Wolf has repackaged his proposal to impose a tax on natural gas drillers. State House Republican leaders, however, remain unimpressed. This time, Wolf is proposing a shale tax that would raise about several hundred-...
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Flanked by doctors, Pa. House Speaker Mike Turzai speaks at the Capitol in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
January 31, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Republicans in the state House are warning that a proposed rule change being considered by the state's highest court could plunge Pennsylvania back into a medical malpractice insurance crisis. In 2003, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a new rule that medical...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
Tony Romeo
January 02, 2019 - 8:04 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Rocked by allegations of sexual misconduct against one of its members last year, the state House has begun 2019 by approving new rules on handling such accusations. The New Year’s Day state House session was largely ceremonial, highlighted by swearing in new...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
December 11, 2018 - 6:42 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Embattled Pennsylvania Rep. Vanessa Lowery Brown has now resigned her seat in the Pennsylvania House. In a letter to Pennsylvania state House Speaker Mike Turzai, Philadelphia Democrat Vanessa Lowery Brown remains defiant, saying she is resigning “under protest”...
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Albright briefs reporters in the state Capitol Tuesday
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Tony Romeo
December 11, 2018 - 3:35 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The Wolf administration is downplaying projections of a significant deficit in the next fiscal year made by the independent office that monitors state finances. State Budget Secretary Randy Albright briefed reporters on the mid-fiscal-year status of the state...
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Internet Gambling
Tony Romeo
December 03, 2018 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- As Pennsylvania regulators continue to roll out new forms of gambling authorized by the legislature a year ago, it appears Internet gaming will launch early next year. There had been some discussion of Internet Gaming, also called Interactive Gaming, launching by...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
November 04, 2018 - 11:55 pm
HARRISBURG (KYW Newsradio) -- The calendar has flipped to November, and the clocks have been turned back an hour. That means colder weather is coming, and so is the flu. Pennsylvania’s Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine says the flu season officially began September 30, and as of last week, there...
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