Pennsylvania House

Election official Mary Wickersham enters selections into a voting machine during a public accuracy testing of Election Day voting machines, Oct. 23, 2018 in Minnesota.
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Tony Romeo
July 05, 2019 - 1:32 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Gov. Tom Wolf vetoed a controversial bill Friday that would have eliminated the straight-party ticket option on voting machines. Senate Bill 48 — passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature in the final days before summer recess — would have provided up to $90...
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Tony Romeo
June 06, 2019 - 12:03 pm
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A Pennsylvania House committee has advanced legislation that would require the state to create its own health insurance exchange under the Affordable Care Act. Health care advocates celebrated the news that the Pennsylvania House Insurance Committee has approved a...
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Tony Romeo
June 06, 2019 - 11:26 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania House has sent the Senate legislation that would end child marriages in Pennsylvania. The sponsor of the bill, Republican Rep. Jesse Topper, said remarkably, Pennsylvania is one of 27 states that does not set a minimum age for marriage. It is...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
May 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The Pennsylvania House has, for a second time, passed a bill that would ban abortions performed on the basis of a Down syndrome diagnosis. Supporters, including Republican Bryan Cutler, the House majority leader, argued that the bill banning Down syndrome abortions...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
May 15, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House Tuesday began debate on legislation that would require the Delaware River Basin Commission to compensate landowners for economic losses stemming from a possible ban on natural gas fracking. The bill being considered by the state House would mandate...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
May 12, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- During a week that included Philadelphia Democrat Brian Sims making national headlines for sharing videos of him berating protesters outside an abortion clinic, leaders of both parties in the state House took the rare step of publicly addressing members about...
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
April 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — The state House has sent the Senate two more bills crafted on recommendations from the grand jury that investigated clergy child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania. Legislation intended to reform the statute of limitations for civil and criminal cases against abusers...
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Tony Romeo
April 16, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) -- Two more bills crafted on recommendations from the grand jury that investigated clergy child sexual abuse in Pennsylvania has advanced in the state House. Legislation intended to reform the statute of limitations on child sex abuse passed the House last week. Now...
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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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Tony Romeo
March 30, 2019 - 5:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — A bill that would once again eliminate Pennsylvania’s $200 per month cash assistance program could get a vote in the state House when lawmakers return to session next month. A 2012 law that ended the program was struck down on a technicality related to how it was...
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