Pennsylvania Senate

Gov. Tom Wolf
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Jim Melwert
July 27, 2020 - 1:10 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf says, despite his repeated threat to veto a public records bill, he will allow it to become law without his signature. Read more here.
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Police officers and protesters clash
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KYW Staff
July 14, 2020 - 3:22 pm
Gov. Tom Wolf signed two bills into law on Tuesday that progress police reform in Pennsylvania — one of the first states to pass legislation in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd. The bills establish a database of officers’ employment history and require mental health evaluations. Read more...
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Tony Romeo
July 01, 2020 - 10:44 am
Pennsylvania state senators gave initial approval to legislation that would allow Philadelphia, Bensalem Township and certain larger cities to opt out of the law allowing individuals to set off fireworks. Read more here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf speaking.
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Tony Romeo
June 30, 2020 - 8:55 pm
A spokesperson for Gov. Tom Wolf said he will sign two police reform bills sent to his desk by the Senate Tuesday. And, there are more law enforcement reform bills still working their way through the Legislature. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Tony Romeo
June 24, 2020 - 7:59 pm
The Pennsylvania House and Senate Wednesday each sent the other chamber a pair of law enforcement reform bills without a single no vote for any of the bills. Read more here.
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Capitol building Harrisburg
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Tony Romeo
June 10, 2020 - 5:00 pm
The state Senate has now sent the House legislation that proposes to amend the Pennsylvania Constitution to limit the governor’s disaster powers and to prohibit racial and ethnic discrimination. Read more here.
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Gov. Tom Wolf.
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Jim Melwert
June 10, 2020 - 4:37 pm
Republican lawmakers in the Pennsylvania legislature say a resolution they passed Tuesday requires Gov. Tom Wolf to immediately lift his disaster declaration to allow businesses to reopen. But Wolf says he has the final say on the declaration. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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Tony Romeo
June 09, 2020 - 9:41 pm
As the tug of war continues over Pennsylvania’s pandemic response, the Republican-controlled legislature has approved legislation to end the COVID-19 emergency disaster declaration recently extended by Gov. Tom Wolf. It’s unclear what happens next. Read more here.
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State Sen. Daylin Leach
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Jim Melwert
June 08, 2020 - 5:38 pm
After this term, Democratic state Sen. Daylin Leach’s 17-year run as a state legislator is coming to an end after losing his primary race to Amanda Cappelletti. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania capitol building in Harrisburg
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Tony Romeo
May 28, 2020 - 2:41 pm
In a bipartisan vote, the state Senate Thursday sent Gov. Wolf a short-term spending plan that would postpone this year’s budget battle until fall. Read more here.
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