Joe Scarnati

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Tony Romeo
June 26, 2019 - 6:37 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Bedlam erupted today as the Pennsylvania state Senate debated legislation to end general assistance payments for some low-income residents. That bill is now on its way to the governor. The shouting began when Republicans invoked a parliamentary maneuver to prevent...
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Gov. Tom Wolf leaves the Capitol after giving his budget address, Feb. 5, 2019.
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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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Pennsylvania Sex Abuse
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Tony Romeo
November 17, 2018 - 10:00 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- As expected, the state legislature this past week wrapped up work in the current two-year session without resolving the fight over legislation sought by victims of child sex abuse. The state Senate indicated it would return for one post-election day to re-elect...
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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; James Faluszczuk, right, who was abused in the Erie diocese, cries as Attorney General Josh Shapiro outlined the findings of the grand jury investigation into six catholic diocese in Pennsylvania.
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Tony Romeo
August 29, 2018 - 8:16 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — It appears the recent revelations in the grand jury report on sexual abuse by priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses won't break the logjam over legislation to reform the statute of limitations long sought by victim advocates. The grand jury report recommends...
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Dreamstime
Mike DeNardo
August 21, 2018 - 8:42 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Commonwealth Court ruling Tuesday allows a key school funding case to proceed. Commonwealth Court deemed that the lawsuit challenging the equity and adequacy of Pennsylvania's school funding system can go forward to trial. The court denied a claim by legislative...
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Dreamstime
Tony Romeo
June 06, 2018 - 8:20 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- As promised, the Pennsylvania House majority leader has introduced legislation that would open up the state's primary elections to Independent voters. Steve Miskin, spokesman for Republican Dave Reed, the House majority leader, says the bill to allow Independents...
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