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Tony Romeo | KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
June 03, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Monday as the annual budget season enters the home stretch, headed for an end-of-the-month deadline. This year, there are high hopes that deadline will actually be met. In late March, Pat Browne — the Senate appropriations...
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Tony Romeo | KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
May 27, 2018 - 10:27 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- A panel commissioned by the legislature has recommended a plan to overhaul the decades-old program for state funding of construction and modernization of schools. The Public School Building Construction and Reconstruction Advisory Committee, known around the state...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
May 26, 2018 - 11:54 pm
PENNSYLVANIA (KYW Newsradio) -- With two of Pennsylvania’s nuclear power stations slated for closure – including the Three Mile Island plant near Harrisburg -- a group of lawmakers is tackling the issue of the state’s declining nuclear power industry. The state legislature’s bipartisan Nuclear...
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Tony Romeo-KYW Newsradio
Tony Romeo
May 22, 2018 - 12:09 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state Senate is considering legislation that would create a program to allow anonymous reporting of school safety threats. A scheduled vote Tuesday was postponed until next month because some senators want more time to review the bill. The fast-tracked, bi-...
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Dreamstime
April 28, 2018 - 11:19 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Citing a sharp increase in the number of pregnancy-related deaths, the state Senate has sent Governor Wolf a bill that would create a panel to study the problem. Just before the Senate voted on the bill, Berks County Democrat Judy Schwank said the statistics...
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Pennsylvania Capitol
April 19, 2018 - 12:43 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Fourteen months after the shocking death of a Penn State University student, the Pennsylvania Senate has passed what its sponsor hopes will be model legislation to combat dangerous hazing rituals. Timothy Piazza died after several falls during a drunken hazing...
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Dreamstime
Jim Melwert
April 06, 2018 - 2:27 pm
HARRISBURG (KYW Newsradio) - Embattled State Rep Nick Miccarelli has put out a statement saying while he looks forward to returning to Harrisburg on Monday, he is not looking forward to what he calls “harassment” by the “media horde.” When the house returns to session, it will be his first...
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Rep. Taylor at Tuesday Capitol hearing
Photo Credit: Tony Romeo
April 04, 2018 - 12:13 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- The chairman of the state House Transportation Committee says he believes there is now support for legislation to ban talking on hand-held cell phones while driving in Pennsylvania. House Transportation Chairman John Taylor, a Philadelphia Republican, presided...
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Photo Credit: Tony Romeo
Tony Romeo
March 28, 2018 - 3:43 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) - Dozens of supporters of legislation that would put an end to life without parole rallied at the state Capitol Tuesday. Philadelphia Democratic State Senator Sharif Street is the sponsor of a bill that would allow individuals with a life sentence to be considered...
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