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The House is expected to approve a bill Friday ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money.
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July 23, 2019 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate gave final legislative approval Tuesday to a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund related to the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. The 97-2 vote sends the bill to President Donald Trump, who is expected to sign it. The vote came after Democratic...
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Kim Glovas
July 22, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Investigation of toxic chemicals found in firefighting foam is included in the first-ever bill passed in the U.S. House which will regulate PFAS. But environmental advocates say we are only seeing the tip of this toxic iceberg. A package of amendments has been added...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
June 26, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania House has sent the Senate a bill to authorize a new state budget over the objections of some Democrats frustrated by lack of action on a minimum wage increase. During hours of debate on the 2019-2020 spending plan, Democrats were repeatedly...
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Sept. 11 first responders John Feal, left, Ret. Lt. Michael O'Connell, right, and other first responders speak to reporters as they leave the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, following their meeting at McConnell's office on Capitol Hill.
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June 25, 2019 - 6:55 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has agreed to call a Senate vote on a bill ensuring that a victims' compensation fund for the Sept. 11 attacks never runs out of money. McConnell made the commitment after meeting Tuesday with a group of first responders. "We want to try to...
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It appears that there will not be action to increase the minimum wage this week as state lawmakers hold their final scheduled session days before summer recess.
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Tony Romeo
June 24, 2019 - 2:40 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — State lawmakers and Gov. Tom Wolf have reached agreement on a new state budget calling for no new taxes and fees. The governor says the budget deal meets his objectives, even though it appears there will not be action on some of his priorities – including an...
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This is the first March Madness tournament since legal gambling expanded last year in the U.S. The spread of legalized sports betting is largely following regional boundaries.
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June 23, 2019 - 9:18 am
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — In the year since the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for every state to legalize sports betting , a regional divide has opened as states decide whether to expand their gambling options. By year's end, legalization is possible in a dozen states in the Northeast and...
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
June 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia City Council, last week, got legislation to increase protections for transgender and gender non-conforming youth. The bill would require any institution that works with young people to adopt and publicize a non-discrimination policy specifically for...
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Ted Sarandos says the streaming giant will rethink their investment in Georgia if the state’s recently passed abortion law goes into effect.Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File
Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File
May 28, 2019 - 2:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Though major studios have so far remained quiet on Georgia's recently passed abortion law , Netflix on Tuesday said it will contest the legislation and "rethink our entire investment" in the state, should the law going into effect. Netflix chief content officer Ted Sarandos said in...
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San Francisco is on track to become the first U.S. city to ban the use of facial recognition by police and other city agencies as the technology creeps increasingly into daily life.
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May 14, 2019 - 6:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco supervisors voted Tuesday to ban the use of facial recognition software by police and other city departments, becoming the first U.S. city to outlaw a rapidly developing technology that has alarmed privacy and civil liberties advocates. The ban is part of broader...
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State Rep. Mark Rozzi
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Tony Romeo
April 10, 2019 - 5:20 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Once again, the ball is in the state Senate’s court, after legislation intended to give victims of child sexual abuse a new opportunity to seek justice has again cleared the House. This time, lawmakers are taking a different approach. For years, child sex abuse...
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