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Someone getting a robocall.
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Kim Glovas
December 13, 2019 - 7:20 pm
There were 5.2 billion illegal robocalls in the country in November. Now, legislation to stop them has passed the U.S. House and could become law if the Senate votes in favor. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey at a meeting with reporters.
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Mark Abrams
November 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
Pennsylvania U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey insists his long-debated proposals to do something to address gun violence in the nation are gaining more attention in the right political circles.
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
November 20, 2019 - 4:00 am
The state Senate Wednesday is expected to approve a bill that would provide a modest increase in Pennsylvania’s minimum wage. If that happens, the bill will go to the House, where it’s likely to sit for a while. Read more here.
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Rep. Malcolm Kenyatta speaks as Rep. Brian Sims (next to him, right) looks on at state Capitol news conference Wednesday.
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Tony Romeo
October 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
A state lawmaker from Philadelphia says he believes "the tide has turned" as he renews his effort to ban conversion therapy on minors in Pennsylvania.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Tony Romeo
October 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
The state Senate has sent the House a bill to eliminate child marriage in Pennsylvania.
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Pa. House State Government Committee.
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Tony Romeo
October 23, 2019 - 4:00 am
A compromise bill negotiated with the Wolf administration that would make major changes to voting in Pennsylvania has cleared a committee in the Republican-controlled state House.
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Marijuana plant
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Justin Udo
October 16, 2019 - 6:19 pm
There's a push to legalize recreational marijuana in Pennsylvania, and Philadelphia-area state senators are working together in an effort to do just that.
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In this file photo, protesters with the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) hold signs to ban fur in Los Angeles prior to a news conference at Los Angeles City.
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AP News
October 12, 2019 - 3:37 pm
California will be the first state to ban the sale and manufacture of new fur products and the third to bar most animals from circus performances under a pair of bills signed Saturday by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
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Senate Majority Leader Jake Corman gets teary eyed when he thinks about his own sons as he spoke about the anti-hazing legislation named after Timothy Piazza outside of the Centre County Courthouse.
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Tony Romeo
October 03, 2019 - 4:00 am
A key state senator says he is "intrigued" by legislation enacted in California to allow college athletes to profit from the use of their likeness.
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A woman on her phone.
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Kristen Johanson
September 25, 2019 - 6:57 pm
A Philadelphia state representative wants to make it illegal for people to send unwanted pictures of naked body parts to another person, and it all started with a worried dad.
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