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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 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Republicans have heaped praise on Gov. Tom Wolf's budget address Feb. 5, but that doesn't mean the road is paved for the big-ticket proposals he has outlined. Wolf framed this as "the most significant element" in his budget address: "A plan to create a new...
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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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Gavel
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Tony Romeo
October 31, 2018 - 5:48 pm
HARRISBURG (KYW Newsradio) — A state lawmaker from Philadelphia has been convicted in a sting investigation that snared several other city political figures. The Democratic leader of the State House says he is saddened by the guilty verdict in a Harrisburg courtroom rendered against Vanessa Lowery...
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Top-ranking Pa. senator, Republican Joe Scarnati
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Tony Romeo
October 18, 2018 - 6:51 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The fate of legislation sought by victims of child sex abuse remains up in the air. Lawmakers ended their final scheduled voting day of the current session in an acrimonious stalemate, but left open the possibility of returning to vote if an agreement can be...
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August 14, 2018; Harrisburg, PA, USA; State representative Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) speaks to media about the findings of the grand jury's report means to him after the press conference
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Tony Romeo
September 24, 2018 - 7:09 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania state House has voted for a proposal long sought by victims of child sexual abuse that would give them a new opportunity to seek justice. State House Democrat Mark Rozzi of Berks County, a victim of child sex abuse, is the leading victim advocate...
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