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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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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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In this Sept. 23, 2015, file photo, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, archbishop of Washington, left, looks toward the crowd with Pope Francis following a Mass outside the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
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August 14, 2018 - 9:53 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — More than 1,000 children — and possibly many more — were molested by hundreds of Roman Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, while senior church officials took steps to cover it up, according to a landmark grand jury report released Tuesday. The grand jury said it...
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Texting
Tony Romeo
August 11, 2018 - 5:45 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The wireless industry is preparing to roll out the next generation of service, and industry representatives made some breathtaking predictions about what to expect when they appeared before a state legislative panel. Beth Cooley is with the Cellular...
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This graphic provided by wireless industry officials depicts a small cell deployed on a street light
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Tony Romeo
August 10, 2018 - 6:34 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — During a House committee hearing Thursday, a Bucks County lawmaker suggested representatives of Pennsylvania municipalities are using "scare" tactics to thwart state legislation intended to smooth the rollout of the next generation of wireless service. The...
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Route 39 north of Hersheypark was closed Wednesday as the swollen Swatara Creek left its banks.
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Tony Romeo
July 26, 2018 - 6:50 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Hersheypark near Harrisburg will be closed again Thursday as Central Pennsylvania copes with rising creeks and streams and flash floods following days of torrential rains. Dozens of roads and bridges have been closed as flooding in some areas of the Lower...
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